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HEALTH CARE KENTUCKY Meet the Docs + Women’s Health

Plus MEET JENNIFER LAWRENCE’S MOM vol. 11 no. 7

Karen Lawrence talks Fame, Family & Raising Jen


July FEATURES healthcare

Tour Of Homes: Richmond Retreat

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The Lawrence Factor

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Meet The Docs 101

PHOTOS

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Out + About

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TOPS Preview Party

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Purses, Pouts & Pearls

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Central Kentucky Heart Walk

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Dancing with the Lexington Stars

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Man ‘o War Belmont Stakes Eve

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Jarrett’s Joy Cart

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KET’s 29th Annual Summer Celebration

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Women’s Business & Leadership Conference

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Education Builds Hope Luncheon

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Broadway Live Season Announcement

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TOP Shots

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Did you know that Farm Bureau was more than just an insurance company? Farm Bureau was formed in 1919 as a lobbyist group for farmers. It was not until 1944 that Farm Bureau formed their own insurance company. Today the non-profit side of Farm Bureau is still growing with almost 500,000 members statewide. Each county in Kentucky has a Federation (non-profit) Board of Directors that are the policy makers and decision makers for agriculture in their communities. All county Farm Bureaus are under the umbrella of Kentucky Farm Bureau, which acts as

the voice for agriculture in Frankfort and Washington D.C. We are also affiliated nationally with American Farm Bureau, based out of Washington. D.C. Here in Fayette County, we have a diverse Board of Directors made up of men and women that meet monthly to discuss issues and conduct business on behalf of the agricultural community. We also have many agribusiness associates that attend our meetings to keep us informed of the latest happenings within the agribusiness sector.


We are very committed to our community, giving back, conducting community events, providing leadership trainings, and educating the public about the importance of agriculture to our local economy. To date we have been able to award over $760,000 in scholarship monies to students here in Fayette County. We also provide several events throughout the year such as a county-wide spelling bee for 4-8th graders, congressional tour where board members travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with their leaders. Gardening grants for local schools, Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

(IFAL), Young Farmer Futures Seminar, Young Farmer and Women’s leadership conferences, Youth Speech and Variety contests, Safety and health programs, field days, field to table dinner and many, many more. If you are interested in learning more about our organization or becoming a volunteer, please contact Carrie McIntosh, Executive Director at (859) 253-0023 or carrie.mcintosh@kyfb.com. You can find them at fayettecofarmbureau.com or on Facebook @ FayetteKYFarmBureau.


FUNDAMENTALS AT HOME

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Tour of Homes: Richmond Retreat

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FloriCULTURE: Beat the Summer Heat

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Color Catalog: Sunny Veranda

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FACES + PLACES The Lawrence Factor

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TOPS Cares: Toyota Miracle League

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Meet The Docs

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Meet The Media: Deirdre Ransdell

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New & Noteworthy: Scout & Molly’s

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CUISINE

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Food As Medicine

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Dining: Corto Lima

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Top 5 Dining: Seafood

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Womanista: Hawaiian Pork & Pineapple Kabobs

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Beer of the Month: Blue Stallion Hefeweizen

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Wine of the Month: Ca’Sisa Prosecco

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CONTRIBUTORS Photographers Paul Atkinson Ben Burchett Mike Cyrus Tracie Dillon Michael Huang Interns:

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Jen Roytz Beau Spicer Erica Radhakrishnan

Cody Pratt, Adam Stinnett, Kacie Brockman Jordan Long and Erin Christopher

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WOW Wedding: Megan + Kyle

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Wedding Trends: Mirror Messaging

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Gor-Jess: Bridal Beauty

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Outfit of the Month: Peaches & Gleam

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FAMILY

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Women’s Health By Decade

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Super Mom: Vicki Gaver

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Pets: The Canine Flu

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LifeSaver is Putting an End to Distracted Driving

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EQUINE Filly of the Month: Hélène Durand

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Colt of the Month: Bobby Murphy

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Horse Park Happenings

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COMMUNITY

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What’s New, Kentucky?

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Calendar: Lex In The City

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OUT + ABOUT

CosBar Grand Opening

Kent Lowe, Mike Edmondson, Randy Burke and Dan Glass at Courtesy Fun Day

Laura D’Angelo, Phil Holoubek, Jen Roytz and Jodi Findley at Harvest for Horses

Lexington Legends Go Red Night

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SOCIETY

Grand Opening of Wade & Co. Salon and Spa

Josh Brown, Ren Everly and Ken Lee at Ky Ale Beer Dinner

Man ‘o War Movie Night


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Greg & Heather Scheller

Gabby Sabad and London Olive

Brooke Wade and Kim Sporing

Libby Workman and Sasha Bowlby

Keni & Ken Parks

Ami Bertrand and Stephen Hillenmeyer

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Donna Stephens and Sherri Mosley

Amber Cook, Chris Lipka and Nikki Cupolo

Tanya Bolton, Debbie Hodges, Meredith Jenkins and Lucy Wachs Pauly

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Emily and Jenny Norman

Cathy Taylor, Larry Jones and Amy Dailey

Danielle Pope, Cheryl Eadens, Lauren Popp, Ellie Knapp, Jeannine Petell and Berry Popp


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PHOTOS | PURSES, POUTS & PEARLS Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Stadium | May 12 | cancer.org | Photos by Woody Phillips

Jennie Hurst, Megan Filburn and Paige Brown

Sandi Knight, Kelsey Lewis and Heather Shaw

Audra Meekins and Molly Peak 36

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Lynn Tsiboukas and Sheldon Kozee

Missy Hart Marrs

Kelli Parmley, Emily Ho and Nanci House

Lesley Bishop and Liz Toombs

Hillary Thornton and Morgan McMahon


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PHOTOS | CENTRAL KENTUCKY HEART WALK Keeneland | May 13 | heart.org | Photos by Ron Morrow and Ben Burchett

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PHOTOS | DANCING WITH THE LEXINGTON STARS GrifďŹ n Gate Marriott Resort & Spa | May 13 | dancingwiththelexingtonstars.com | Photos by Ron Morrow

Andrea Walker and Lee Cruse

Anna Taylor and Chris Stevenson

Cathya Franko-Johnson

Catherine Docherty, Ravi & Larkin Moss

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Gerald Marvel and Mel Fritz

Ken & Crinda Francke

David & Patti Breeze


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PHOTOS | DANCING WITH THE LEXINGTON STARS GrifďŹ n Gate Marriott Resort & Spa | May 13 | dancingwiththelexingtonstars.com | Photos by Ron Morrow

Paul Kearney Anna Trebunskaya, Hunter Lisle and Elesha Burkhart

Amber Freeman, Tom Kenny and Noelle Dick

Magdalene Karon and Rico Adams

Gina Johnson-Higgins and Steven King

Meg Sutton and Peggy Trafton

Larry & Debbie Jones and Craig Olive

Melissa & Joe Karrer

Carolyn & Jim Kurz

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Stephanie Healey and Paul Kearney

Will & Hannah Goodman

Mary Catherine White, Greg Goodman and Mary Jane Rosenstein

Kim & Rob Rosenstein

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Missy Scanlon and Wendell Jarvis

Damon Thayer, Kathy & Tony Lacy


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PHOTOS | JARRETT’S JOY CART Aviation Museum of Kentucky | May 20 | thejoycart.com | Photos by Woody Phillips

Terry Hagan and Doug Mynear

Leah Nash and Jennifer Mynear

Elizabeth & Marvin Bartlett

Lura Dauer, Marsha Benton, Jode Rose and Denise Waddle

Debbie Feheley, Susan English and Julia Pezzi

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Andrea & Ryan Plummer

Jeff & Norma Schriefer

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Tour of Homes: Richmond Retreat

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FloriCULTURE: Beat the Summer Heat

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Color Catalog: Sunny Veranda

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RICHMOND retreat Tour of

HOMES

By Michelle Aiello | Photos by Shaun Ring

April Pergrem’s home blends tradition and comfort.

When April Pergrem and her family began building their home in Lake Ridge Estates in Richmond, Kentucky, she knew she wanted to bring warmth and personality to the sprawling 18,000 square foot property. “I would describe our home’s style as somewhat traditional but very functional,” she said. “I think a lot of larger homes can seem kind of cold and museum-like.” That’s why she chose a color palette of predominately rich coppers, golds, creams, browns and blacks. “I don’t like to change things out a lot. Once I pick something, it’s done, so I picked colors that I thought would stand the test of time.”

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At Home

I picked colors that I thought would stand the test of time. Indeed, Pergrem, who owns a rental property business, has lived in the home for nine years, and the décor still looks fresh. She shares her home with her two children – Hunter who will be a senior in high school at Madison Central in the fall, and Ryder, who will be starting middle school at The Lexington School. She also has a daughter, Madison, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, who is currently completing a summer internship in Washington D.C. The entryway is beautifully bold, with archways flanked by white columns and walls painted a unique bronze shade. She used Ralph Lauren paint from their “Regent Metallics” line, which has a subtle metallic sheen. “This is the dressy area. I guess most people think it’s all dressy, but I think it’s very functional too,” she said of the front parlor. “I raised my kids here, we’ve had all kinds of children here playing baseball in the house. It’s definitely somewhere we’ve enjoyed living.” A few standout pieces from this home are the three beautiful chandeliers from a company called Arte de Mexico. Located in the entryway, dining room and master bathroom, they feature rustic, heavy frames and ornate metalwork. The four electric outdoor sconces outside are from Arte de Mexico as well.

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In the dining room, a beautiful domed ceiling showcases the Arte de Mexico chandelier. The walls appear to have a painted faux finish, but is actually wallpaper. Off the dining room is a stunning wet bar with black cabinetry, granite countertops, and decorative crystal decanters.

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Pergrem hired Jimmy Bicknell, the Richmond contractor who built her parents home, to do the project, which took fifteen months to build. “We had to beg him to come out of retirement,” she laughed. The attention to detail and fine craftsmanship is evident in every corner of the home. “( Jimmy) is a one man show,” she said. “He’s very much a perfectionist, and very particular. He didn’t want a huge crew working on the house, so he handpicked the contractors. All the drywall was done by one man and his assistant,” she said.

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For the interior design, Pergrem hired Donna Cope of Frankfort, though she said she herself definitely had a big hand in the process. She and Cope worked hand-in-hand for three years, picking every fabric, doorknob, sink, and every other element of the home. Since she was raising three small children at the time, she and Cope made a three-day trip to The High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. The Market, as it’s often called, takes place twice a year and is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. During that trip, Pergrem chose nearly all of the home’s furnishings. Ashley Upton Brewster of Lexington also assisted with decorating and design, and has worked with Pergrem over the last couple of years.

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In the kitchen, Pergrem steps away from her neutral color palette a bit. The walls are painted a rich shade of red, which complements the flocked granite countertops and the carved wooden columns and cabinetry. Ornately carved bar stools line the eat-in area. The kitchen gives way to a cozy family room with comfortable couches and a large, mounted flat screen television. “I really wanted to do open concept to make this room warm and welcoming,” she said. “We eat in here, hang out, cook, and spend most of our time together as a family.” The kitchen was designed by Creative Kitchen and Bath (“They really helped us create a wonderful space”) and features a Viking range, a full refrigerator and freezer, hidden, pull-out spice racks, a warming drawer and additional warming stove, a full dishwasher and an additional, smaller dishwasher. The kitchen lighting came from Kentucky Lighting and Supply.

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The office/library is outfitted in beautiful dark wood, and features a lofted second level with additional bookshelves that can be accessed via a spiral staircase. Cox Interiors is responsible for the construction of the staircase and all the crown molding. The gorgeous desk came from an antique sale at Boone Tavern, and the animal prints are by John Richards.

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The Pergrem home consists of four suites on the upper level and a master suite on the ground level. There is an additional bedroom in the basement and a guest apartment above one of the home’s five garages. Each bedroom features an en suite bath and walk-in closet. The stairways, doorways, arches and windows are oversized, keeping with the style of the home and making moving furniture easy as well.

The master bedroom is painted a relaxing shade of rich brown and features a striking copper ceiling. An ornate four-poster bed takes center stage. Ann Little of Versailles did the faux finishes painting in the master bedroom and throughout the rest of the home. She also painted the domed ceilings that house the chandeliers. Off the main bedroom area is a relaxing sitting room with views of the Madison County countryside and Lake Wilgreen. It also has access to one of the home’s four decks. “There are so many great outdoor spaces here. Any view is a pretty one,” said Pergrem.

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The opulent master bathroom has a very Tuscan feel, with cream-colored marble and granite, more faux finishes, domed ceilings, and a fantastic vanity countertop made from green onyx. Onyx comes in a variety of colors, and according to Pergrem, is used often in Florida. The sink in the master bath, and many of the home’s other bathrooms, have decorative metal accents inlaid in the porcelain. There is a spacious open shower located behind the sunken bath.

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The basement is a fun and laid-back space with a zebra print carpet with memory foam padding, cozy leather chairs and couches, and a playroom for the kids with a coordinating cheetah print carpet. The lower level also features another wet bar, which is really another full kitchen, a fireplace, walk-in wine cellar, and walk-in humidor. Plenty of storage space is located in the basement, as well as a home gym, sauna, and steam shower.

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At Home The home is located on about twenty acres of land. There is a 1.8-mile driveway leading up to the property (“I walk it four or five times a week,” said Pergrem). Located on peaceful, rolling hills and backing up to Wilgreen Lake, it’s both secluded and close to major roads and highways. Pergrem said that the Lake Ridge Estates community is still in the process of being developed. Currently, there are four homes in the development and varying lot sizes. She has loved living there and appreciates being surrounded by natural beauty. She hinted at the possibility of selling her home in the future but is currently not working with a relator and has no immediate plans to do so. Still, “If someone was interested in the property, I’d entertain the idea,” she said.

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There are so many great outdoor spaces here. Any view is a pretty one.

When asked what was most important to her in designing the home, Pergrem said, “Making sure it was comfortable, and that it flowed. With such a large house, you need the colors to flow, you need the functionality to be there. I think if we went very natural and contemporary, this place would feel cold.� As a lifelong Richmond resident, she has a lot of family and friends in the area, and in the past year, she has hosted gatherings for all the major holidays, as well as several birthday parties, and looks forward to enjoying her home for years to come.

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Flori CULTURE Beat the Summer Heat

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ou’ve worked hard all spring trying to get the lawn and landscape in order. A spring spent planting, feeding, cleaning, and weeding! Then, just when you finally get to the point where you can sit back and enjoy all your hard work, Mr. Summer sneaks in with the blasting heat. Plants once full of life now suffer through the Kentucky heat! It seems no matter how much love or water you give them, those annuals and perennials just don’t look as good as the week you put them in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Remember that not all plants are created equal! You know Kentucky summers are going to be hot and muggy, so plant with that in mind. Choosing the right plants to handle summer conditions can give your containers and landscape season-long color. Take the perennial Echinacea, better known as Coneflower. This durable, low maintenance perennial steals the spotlight when the thermometer goes up. With mounded daisy-like flowers coming in an array of colors, this perennial can find a home in most full sun to light shade gardens. Around 12-18 inches on average, these butterfly attractors work well on borders and in masses. Being a deep-rooted plant, coneflowers will flourish in conditions most other perennials won’t. If you’ve never planted Echinacea, then you are truly missing out on one of the treats of a Kentucky summer garden.

All the pricked fingers & dirty knees will pay off

If annuals are more your style, incorporate Lantana. Coming in a wide variety of colors, this drought tolerant tropical plant can take anything Mother Nature throws at it. Offering two different growth habits–vining and a mounding–Lantana can be very versatile in what it offers to containers or bedding areas. Lantana thrives in dry soil conditions and lots of sun. Usually growing to an average size of 18 inches, it can be used in borders and hot areas, like blacktop and concrete islands, where most plants can’t take the heat. A summer Kentucky garden wouldn’t be complete without a Butterfly Bush (AKA Buddleia). These amazing shrubs the do-it-all superstars in the garden. When planted in a well-drained location with decent soil, butterfly bushes rarely need fertilizer or heavy watering. As its name implies, they are butterfly attractors and can bloom all spring and summer with little help aside from some seasonal deadheading to promote re-blooming. Though dwarf varieties do exist, some larges species can reach well over 10 feet tall. Plant in a sunny to semi-shade location and make sure you give it room to spread its wings. All the pricked fingers and dirty knees will pay off. Everyone wants as much out of their garden and landscape as they put in, especially in the summertime. You can’t change the weather, but you can change the plants you use. Varieties that can stand up to the heat and take dry or poor soil conditions while offering color can be the difference between a garden lasting a week and one that lasts the full season. Don’t sweat the summer heat: plant with it in mind so you can sit back, breathe deeply and enjoy! 80

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COLOR CATALOG

Sherwin Williams’

Sunny

Veranda By Erin Christopher

It’s not easy to capture the unique glow of summer sunshine in a paint color, but Sherwin Williams’ Sunny Veranda comes pretty close. A soft yellow with peachy undertones, Sunny Veranda is the perfect color to give your home a warm, summery vibe. Like other bright but delicate tints, Sunny Veranda is versatile, working just as well on walls as it does as an accent. Try it in smaller rooms to create a sense of brightness and openness, or in wider spaces with large windows for an added glow. Balance out the warmth by pairing it with a cool, steely shade like Bracing Blue, or dial up the brightness with accents in a louder yellow like Gusto Gold. Give a room of any size a more regal feel by matching Sunny Veranda with a rich, reddish shade like the fuschia-toned Valentine. Stoneware Storage Container with Wooden Lid Le Creuset

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While pale colors tend to wear well on walls, Sunny Veranda also looks great in bedspreads, curtains, cushions (outdoor and indoor), accent pillows, and artwork. It’s a color you can thread through every room, on the walls in one and woven through the pillows in another. And when the air grows cold and the leaves turn their colors, your home will remain a haven of summery brightness.

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Meet The Docs

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Meet The Media: Deirdre Ransdell

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New & Noteworthy: Scout & Molly’s

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Faces + Places

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LAWRENCE factor

Behind once-in-a-lifetime talent Jennifer Lawrence stands a singular, tough-as-nails mother and family who nurtured a gift that none of them went asking for. The Lawrences didn’t catch lightning in a bottle: they cultivated the perfect storm at a summer camp. By Christine Fellingham | Photos by Antonio Pantoja Photo Assistants: Lee Shockney, Taylor Christine, Lisa Dean

Karen Lawrence jumped the fence. Not figuratively, but literally. In Christian Dior heels and a Zac Posen cocktail dress. The rest of the photo crew who were following her around the family’s Camp Hi Ho—all younger and dressed in far more practical footwear—assessed the situation and walked sheepishly to the gate. Like another female Lawrence we all know, Karen Lawrence is fierce. This standout moment occurred during the fashion shoot that Karen, mother of Jennifer and founder of Camp Hi Ho, agreed to do in order to promote The Hunger Games Exhibition and The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Gala, both at the Frazier History Museum this summer. And it might provide insight into the formidable character of a woman who has found herself in a

position that few mothers have found themselves in before: mother of a global phenomenon. It only takes a few minutes in a room or space (she prefers to be outdoors) with Karen to realize, first, that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree and, secondly, that if anyone could navigate this bizarre pressure-cooker-slash-fishbowl of an existence for the entire Lawrence family, she can. But when we discuss it days later in the family’s comfortable and serene marble-clad kitchen, she is upfront about the cost of unexpected fame. “I think what people don’t understand is that no one planned for this to happen,” she says. “Had I known the future, I would have really dug my heels in. Because I dug my heels in anyway. I don’t necessarily want my little girl to be in Hollywood. It wasn’t my master plan for her.”

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“ She’s sitting there.

I’m sitting there. And they say, ‘We have never seen this kind of talent out of a fourteen-year-old ever.’ Ever.”

The story of how it all began is becoming local—if not global— legend. After one modeling session revealed poise and ability beyond her years, a confident and determined fourteen-year-old Jennifer begged her parents to take her to New York City for a few meetings. Resistance was met with gentle pressure from local Heyman Talent agent Chris Kaufman and a full court press from Jennifer. Eventually, when Jennifer asked for nothing but a New York trip for Christmas, the Lawrences succumbed and turned it into a spring break trip for the family. “We thought, ‘What are the chances?’ I mean, literally, what are the chances of this happening,” asks Karen. “My goal was to support her and allow her to feel supported by her parents and family… so she could say she tried.” That trip, which began with two appointments—with NEXT and with top children talent’s agency CESD–quickly snowballed into a series of meetings that set the tone for what would soon be the family’s new normal. “I was reading a magazine and they came in the waiting room and took her back,” Karen says about a meeting they had landed with Wilhelmina, a modeling and talent agency. “One person came to get her and four came back to get me. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, what did she say?’ Because at school, you know, I’d come in and they’d say, ‘This is what she is doing.’ She was never bad. She was just outrageous. And nobody really knew what to do with her. So, my first thought was, ‘Oh dear.’ And they said, ‘You’re going to need to come sit down. And, again, I’m

thinking, ‘What did she do?’ And these were the exact words… She’s sitting there. I’m sitting there. And they say, ‘We have never seen this kind of talent out of a fourteen-year-old ever. Ever. Ever.’” “And I’m in New York and I’m going, ‘Right. What do you want from me? What do you want from her?’” What Wilhelmina wanted was Jennifer. They wanted the family to move to New York. They wanted to launch a new talent they saw destined for meteoric success. And they wanted the Lawrences to amiably go along for the ride. Except that they weren’t ready. “So, we get in the elevator and our friend, Donna, is waiting downstairs and we get down there and she asks, ‘So, how did it go?’ Well, we’re fighting. Jen’s crying because I told her, ‘Jen, they are lying. Do you really think that you’re the most talented fourteen-year-old they have ever seen? Come on. This is ridiculous. And she’s crying, ‘You said, Mom.’ And… honestly, I’m in shock. I’ve just been told I have the most talented fourteen-year-old anybody has ever seen. This is New York City so I’m thinking of course they must be lying, because do you know how many talented kids have come through here? And, now they want me to move here? This is a lot for me to process in nine floors.” During the same trip (Karen confesses that the exact chronology gets a little muddled as it would after years of juggling sudden

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stratospheric fame, family and a family business), Jennifer’s meeting at NEXT was met with the quintessential New York compliment–screams of disbelief (“Shut up! Are you kidding me!”) and she was photographed on the street by talent scout Daniel Peddle who offered to cast her in an H&M shoot—an offer which Karen would have accepted but Jennifer rejected because she wanted to act, not model. (“I was okay with that because it gave us something to do while we were there,” says Karen. “I wanted my daughter to be productive.” Peddle is the one who actually connected them with Wilhelmina.) All the while, Karen was fending off frantic calls from IMG, Next, CESD and practically anyone else who had laid eyes on Jen. It all still seemed like an experience she could write off as That Spring Break Trip Where We Gave Jen a Shot… until they got back to their hotel and found that CESD had messengered over a script for an audition. “They weren’t going to take no for an answer,” says Karen. So, the new plan became that they would let her “try it” for a summer. And in a family experience that could easily be written into any sitcom plot, Karen and Gary Lawrence and sons took Manhattan. Only they had never done this before. They thought they had secured a sublet from a New York University student only to discover her naked roommate showering in the kitchen when they opened the front door. (Yes, there was a shower in the kitchen. It’s New York.) They marched downstairs and started calling hotels but it was Memorial Day, so there were none. A kind tenant and Google executive took pity on them and got them into an employee room at the Marriott, where they stayed until they found a new place. At some point, another failed apartment sublet resulted in a madcap drive for Gary in the back of a strange couple’s car, “I rode around New York City in the back seat of a total stranger,” Gary says as he passes through the kitchen in search of a blender. “We were in Chinatown and I think we went to a bank and I had to sign something. I just remember being scared to death.” Eventually, they found a one-bedroom place with a futon in the living room in a safe neighborhood where they would settle Jennifer and Blaine who was going to take the first week with her in the city. “I had to run Camp Hi Ho, so the plan was for each of us [her parents and college-aged brothers] to take two weeks. Blaine would go first, then Ben, then Gary, then me,” says Karen. The new place still had its share of urban drawbacks. “Jen called one night and said, ‘Mom, there’s a rat who poked his head out of the stove who’s the size of Shadow [the family cat],” says Karen. “I say this because you know how we live and this is how badly that child wanted to do what she was doing. She didn’t care. I mean, we were so


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Faces + Places grossed out. The fact is that she would have lived on the streets to get this opportunity. That is how strong her desire was.” While Karen was up there for her week, Jen booked something. “And I’m going, shoot, she’s going to have to go to school up here,” says Karen. While the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts with its waiting list of children of connected New Yorkers asked her to attend, she enrolled in the Children’s Professional School for that Fall because of their flexibility. At this point, Karen hatched an ingenious plan to improve their living circumstances. “I had determined that it would cost four to five thousand a month to get a place we could live in and I couldn’t spend that,” she says. So, she secured a pristine furnished apartment on 58th and Central Park South and then went about looking for a roommate by screening the potential renters that the landlord would send in to their month-to-month place. “I’d say, you’re willing to pay three thousand for this apartment, how would you like a couple of roommates in a much nicer place?” That resulted in a roommate arrangement with a Michigan lawyer and family man that lasted for years.

who include Richard Gere and Kirsten Dunst. And here we are with this beautiful woman in these beautiful surroundings and it was what we needed and I think she knew it. And she looked at us and said, ‘Your daughter has a God-given talent that should not be kept from the world.’ Those were her exact words. She looked us in the eye. And we looked at each other... and there was a certain peace because we decided that we could do this together.” That moment of magic is the one that Karen credits with instilling in her the strength to follow her parenting mantra, “Raise up your child in the way they should go.” So, they did. Rental homes in Los Angeles, television and movie roles came quickly over the next few years. And then there were Oscars and a Dior contract and selling Gary’s contracting business and selling Camp Hi Ho to middle son, Blaine. And there was the formation of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation to support causes often involving children.

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The New York/Louisville existence was taking a toll on the family though. Karen was living with Jennifer during Hi Ho off season and everyone was flying back and forth. At some point, Gary flew up and the thinking was that the Lawrence parents were going to do an intervention. “We were going to sit down with her agents and say, ‘Look, this is too much. Our kids are in Louisville, our life is in Louisville and we didn’t sign up for this,” says Karen. “Gary just said, ‘This is ridiculous. At a certain point, we are the parents and they have to stop telling us what to do.’”

That was their plan and they were a united front. And then, fate intervened instead. The Lawrences paid for a lesson with fabled acting coach Flo Greenberg who called them after her first session with Jen and said, “Please don’t send your child for lessons with me. I’ll just ruin her. I can’t teach what she knows. If she has an audition, I’ll tweak it, but, please, no lessons for her.” And then, Jen got an audition. So, the Lawrences booked a session with Greenberg and, that evening, they’re getting coffee and still discussing their planned intervention when they get a call from Jen. “We’re having a cup of coffee and twenty minutes later, the phone rings and it’s Jen and she says, ‘Flo says to bring her a cup of coffee’” Karen says. “We’re paying for an hour, so I’m thinking that we’re getting ripped off. So, we go back with three cups of coffee and Jen is in the bedroom and Flo says, ‘You two, sit down.’ She is this beautiful woman with coiffed white hair. Her penthouse apartment overlooks Tavern on the Green which is all lit up with those little white lights and she has a white baby grand piano with pictures of her students

Through this amazing ride, the Lawrence family has continued to persevere and even thrive as a unit. Oldest son, Ben’s wife, Meredith, is the Executive Director of The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and, with Karen, reads all of Jen’s fan mail. Blaine has taken over the camp. Gary frequently puts his contractor skills to work on the property and grows his own blackberries at the camp garden.

The family embodies the spirit of Hi Ho—a place where kids play in mud and follow their own path and are encouraged but not hovered over by staffers. “We didn’t grow up going to some prestigious camp,” says Blaine. “We grew up fishing and swimming and riding horses and jumping into the water. Some things about Hi Ho have changed. We have a new location and we’re bigger and more organized but the constant has been kids having fun. It was never about making money. It was always about doing what you loved.” Like Karen, Blaine rarely sits still. During our shoot, he was zipping around the camp on tractors and various farm vehicles, catering to a visiting school’s needs while being constantly at our beck and call. It’s a work ethic he comes by naturally. When asked for her thoughts on parenting, Karen has this to say, “There’s a mistake I actually see far too many people make. And it’s not believing that there is a way to do it all. Hey, I worked. I never didn’t work. And I went to every baseball game. I just didn’t play very much. I knew my play time would come. My time to get my nails done and go to lunch with friends would come. But while they were little, I thought, right now, this crazy juggling act is what I want to do because I want to give it everything I have. And if you’re there for your children and you’re there for their games and there when they need you and you make them the priority, you’re not going to have to raise them for the rest of their lives. You’ve done your job.”•

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Breaking Barriers in the Bluegrass by Sarah Boerkircher | Photos courtesy of Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League

The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League (TBML) is a baseball program for youth and adults with special needs that removes the barriers that keep children with cognitive and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these players arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, The Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field at Shillito Park in Lexington that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping to prevent injuries. The all-accessible field is the only one of its kind in Kentucky with leagues in both the spring and fall. “My daughter started playing when she was about five or six-years-

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When Rock Newman started playing baseball with his daughter, he didn’t realize at the time the impact that the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League would have on his life. As a parent of a child who has played in the Miracle League to serving as a coach, volunteer and board member, Rock has upheld the mission that there are no barriers in baseball for nearly a decade.

old and at that time a coaching vacancy came up within the league,” Rock said. “I thought playing ball, and coaching, would be a great way to have fun with my daughter on Saturday mornings. Then, I quickly fell in love with the kids.” After nearly a decade of coaching, Rock jokingly admits that he thinks he gets way more out of it then the kids do. Now Rock’s daughter is 18, and is headed to the University of Kentucky in the fall, but she continued to play with the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League for at least eight seasons. “I know my daughter made good friendships out of the Miracle League and she got to interact with other people thanks to the buddy program,” Rock said.


Faces + Places Something that Rock hopes all parents within league keep in mind is that their children can, and should, be 100 percent comfortable with their abilities on and off the field. “Parents need to know that no matter the level of ability, if their kid wants to come out and play baseball then the Miracle League would love to have them. There are no barriers when it comes to playing baseball,” Rock said. The TBML strives to be easy on the parents by providing great buddies, coaches and assistant coaches. As Rock explained, the league wants parents to be able to sit in the stands while their kids play ball. “One of the greatest values that I’ve witnessed through the league is that parents get to network with other parents. There are lots of conversations and sharing of resources. Often times parents think, and feel like, they are on an island and through the league, they have found out that they are not alone.”

A league of their own Founded in 2006, the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League is the result of the hard work, dedication and vision from a legion of community leaders and volunteers who wanted to create a “league of their own” for kids with disabilities. When Kevin Weaver, a Rotary Club of Lexington board member, was out of town, he saw a Miracle League segment during a national news program. Kevin felt that a Miracle League in Lexington would be a great project for Rotary to spearhead. In a short period of time, Toyota Manufacturing, the Rotary Club of Lexington, and other community supporters, pulled together to fund the building of The Miracle League Field at Shillito Park and launch the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League.

Above: Toyota Manufacturing’s Mike Prince high fives Gabby McHone as she crosses home plate. Below: Jack Jenkins takes a break from the action for a photo-opportunity.

“The YMCA of Central Kentucky was the obvious choice to both Toyota and Rotary to manage the day-to day-operations of the league, build enrollment, and tell the story to the community,” said Jim Jordan, board chair for the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League and an employee of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. The youth league provides children ages 5-19 with any physical, developmental or emotional disability an opportunity to play baseball. Each six-week season in the spring (April-Memorial Day) and fall (September-October) serves more than 150 players from in and around Central Kentucky. Due to the uniqueness of the TBML,

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Save the Date! What: The 2017 All-Star & Alumni Games When: Saturday, July 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Where: The Miracle League Field at Shillito Park

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The Miracle League Field at Shillito Park, which was a $1 million investment, has a unique, rubberized playing surface with all the traditional markings of a baseball field. The flat playing surface, along with covered dugouts, are specifically designed for safety and are accessible for players with wheelchairs, walkers and those who may be visually impaired. The facility also includes a covered picnic pavilion.

“Players come from all over the commonwealth and even Cincinnati,” said Kevin Haury, High Street YMCA associate executive director and longtime TBML coordinator. “The YMCA of Central Kentucky is honored to manage the day-to-day of the league, expand its impact to more players and families, and work in concert with the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League’s board of directors to provide a second to none opportunity for some amazing athletes.” Each team consists of 12 players and is led by a coach and an assistant coach. Rock’s team is the “Tigers” and as he said, the players run the gamut in regards to their playing abilities, but Rock strives to help further those skills all while having fun.

“The coaches, assistant coaches and buddies get to know each of the players. We have just as much fun as the kids do, if not more, and always find time to clown around,” Rock said. Over the years, the TBML has evolved to include adults who play on Tuesdays during the spring and fall seasons. As Jim Jordan explained the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League is more than playing a game, the league is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the TBML uses a “buddy system,” which pairs each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be measured. “The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League is a one-of-a-kind blessing for special needs children and adults throughout the Bluegrass and beyond,” said Jim. •

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If someone is interested in making a donation or volunteering with the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League, how do they proceed? Please contact Kevin Haury at khaury@ymcacky.org or call (502) 545-2382 to make a donation or for more information on how to volunteer. All donations are used to directly support the Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League. For more information, visit ymcacky.org or bgml.org.

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JASON S. HARRIS, M.D., M.B.A. LEXINGTON DIAGNOSTIC CENTER & OPEN MRI Dr. Jason Harris is a board certified diagnostic radiologist with specialty training in musculoskeletal radiology. He has been at Lexington Diagnostic Center since 2012 and is now their new Owner and Medical Director. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville, and trained in radiology in Syracuse, New York and Cincinnati, Ohio. His fellowship was completed at the Medical College of Virginia in musculoskeletal radiology. “The best part of being a doctor is the privilege of taking care of people. I strive to be the best at what I do, because I know people are counting on me, and I take that very seriously,” he said. Dr. Harris and his wife Kelly are expecting their first child in July.

When asked what inspires him to go to work every day Dr. Harris says without hesitating, “Being part of an extraordinary team that provides expert medical imaging and related care to my community at affordable prices.” Lexington Diagnostic Center is the only locally owned free-standing independent radiology center in Lexington and offers MRIs (including the Open as well as 3T MRI), CT, ultrasound, x-rays, and nuclear medicine. In addition, they are known for their welcoming staff, high-quality imaging, and for saving patients hundreds of dollars every day.

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ASSOCIATES FOR WOMEN’S CARE John Greene, M.D., Elizabeth Shawn Campbell, M.D., Avis Carr, M.D. & Larry Butler, M.D.

Associates for Women’s Care, a private OB/GYN practice, has been providing complete women’s healthcare for 13 years in Lexington, Kentucky. They are comprised of over 60 years of combined physician experience and over 20 years of comprehensive midwifery experience. Their practice consists of four physicians and two clinical nurse midwives; Nancy Shirey, CNM, and Noel Juett, CNM. They offer a diverse range of services for women. Some of their services include routine personalized annual exams, customized menopausal management, minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies, infertility, steriliza-

tion, an array of birth control options, individualized excessive bleeding treatments, urinary incontinence assessment and treatments, pelvic relaxation diagnosis and treatments. For the convenience of their patients they have parking at the front door, on site ultrasound and complete laboratory services. Their practice prides itself in the fact that they deliver over 99% of their patients. The goal of Associates for Women’s Care is to optimize women’s health through highly personalized care in an environment that blends the science of medicine with the heart of compassion.

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CHET MAYS, M.D. CALOBRACE MIZUGUCHI PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER & CALOSPA REJUVENATION CENTER At Calobrace Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center & Calospa Rejuvenation Center, having healthy and happy patients is a #1 priority. Plastic surgeons are closely involved with the patient’s goals and desires and walk along side by side to create their overall image. Originally from Somerset, Dr. Mays received surgical training in Rochester, New York. He recently returned and has thoroughly enjoyed being back in Kentucky bringing the most up-to-date technology and techniques to the region. Dr. Mays loves his job, particularly the patient relationships. When a patient decides to have an elective plastic surgery procedure, he takes it as a privilege and honor to be their plastic surgeon. It is important to see eye to eye with the patient working together to find a solution for their problem. As a plastic surgeon with a medical spa, there are also nonsurgical options for patients to achieve their goals. Both surgical and non-surgical techniques are available, including but not limited to, body contouring after massive weight loss, breast aesthetics and reconstruction, facial aesthetics or medical spa procedures. Taking time to step back from the job and enjoy time with family and friends is extremely relaxing and provides a stable foundation to the ever-changing world of Plastic Surgery.

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NEUROSURGERY Gabriel H. Phillips, M.D., Robert D. Owen, M.D. & Matthew P. Tutt, M.D.

The neurosurgeons at Lexington Clinic are proud to provide their patients with innovative, compassionate and genuine care at every stage of treatment. As the first neurosurgeons in the state of Kentucky to utilize the Airo CT scanner in the operating room, these physicians believe in giving their patients the best and most up-to-date care. These surgeons are with their patients every step of the way and they find joy in being able to improve lives and provide hope for patients and families. While the Lexington Clinic neurosurgeons are serious about their practice and patients, they don’t mind a little friendly competition as they play on The Neurogenic Batters softball team.

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CASH & YODER

859.269.5696 | yoderdentistry.com David Cash, D.M.D. & Will Yoder, D.M.D.

Cash and Yoder Dentistry provides a variety of services including cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, and TMJ treatments. They exist to help people who chose to preserve their oral health for a lifetime with optimum comfort, function and esthetics. Dr. Will Yoder is the only dentist in Kentucky to be trained at the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies, where he’s specially trained in TMJ function, rehabilitation, and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. David Cash is one of 250 dentists worldwide accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is renowned for his artistry and skill as both a cosmetic and general dentist in Central Kentucky.

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OTOLARYNGOLOGY/ENT 859.258.4371 LexingtonClinic.com/ENT Wayne B. Colin, DMD, M.D. & Michael T. Cecil, M.D. FACS

Dr. Cecil and Dr. Colin utilize the latest techniques in the field of Otolaryngology/ENT to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders. Dr. Cecil and Dr. Colin find joy in their patients’ improvement and ability to return to their normal lives. Both board-certified physicians offer minimallyinvasive surgical treatment of head and neck disorders and diseases, so that patients can live a better life.

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BLUEGRASS ORTHOPAEDICS Wallace L. Huff, Jr. M.D., John Balthrop, M.D., Jason S. Harrod, D.P.M., Ryan P. Donegan, M.D., M.S., Travis A. Hunt, M.D., William O’Neill, M.D., Veronica A. Vasicek, M.D., Norman Ellingsen, M.D., J. Martin Favetto, M.D., Christian P. Christensen M.D., Gregory D’Angelo, M.D. & Harry Lockstadt, M.D.

At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, they take pride in the fact that they are the largest independent specialty orthopedic group in Central Kentucky. Their multi-specialty providers are fellowship trained and have been providing quality care to local families for more than thirty years. With an onsite surgery center, digital x-ray, a high field MRI and physical therapy their physicians are passionate about providing the best possible treatment, often with same-day appointments. The team at Bluegrass Orthopaedics is excited to announce the expansion of their Sport Medicine and Physical Therapy program. The

new building is currently under construction and hoping to open early fall. Their new office will provide innovative orthopedic and therapeutic care in a facility located next to their main office on Richmond Road. “At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, we want each patient to feel like they are the center focus. To do so, we combine our commitment of being the most affordable, high quality orthopaedic practice in the Commonwealth. Ensuring our time-honored belief that at the core are our values, integrity, respect and compassion,” their staff explained.

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J. MICHAEL MOORE, M.D. PLASTIC SURGEONS OF LEXINGTON Dr. Michael Moore is a third-generation physician and one of four Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in his family. For the past 30 years he has had the privilege to care for many Kentuckians. His practice treats patients with a variety of surgical problems from congenital birth defects, trauma, skin cancer, general soft tissue reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgical needs. He feels privileged to be a physician and enjoys the satisfaction that comes from helping and caring for others. It is the reason he loves what he does. As with most physicians, Dr. Moore is inspired by his patients. He understands the importance of receiving their trust to help them at a very vulnerable and trying time in their life. He has the knowledge and skill set to help others, and he considers his greatest accomplishment to be taking care of his patients. Dr. Moore believes the patient comes first and at times has a desperate and immediate need. Being a physician is a privilege and not a right, and with privilege comes obligation. Dr. Moore’s inspiration comes from his father, Dr. Andrew Moore Sr., the first Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Lexington, who always put patients first and took care of people regardless of their resources.

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MICHAEL P. LYNCH, M.D. PLASTIC SURGEONS OF LEXINGTON Dr. Michael P. Lynch is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. He joined Plastic Surgeons of Lexington after completing his residency at the University of Kentucky in 2015. Dr. Lynch is motivated by taking care of his patients and seeing their renewed confidence after surgery. For him, making an impact on a person’s life, being able to change it for the better through surgery is the best part about being a Plastic Surgeon. He enjoys getting to know his patients, understanding their vision for plastic surgery and making that a reality. Dr. Lynch appreciates how important it is to balance work and his personal life. Weekends are spent with his wife, Paige and their new son, Jack Henry. When grandparents are around and they get a little free time, Dr. Lynch and Paige enjoy playing tennis and golf. For Dr. Lynch, inspiration comes from his parents, who instilled in him a strong work ethic and perseverance. Never giving up goes a long way to reaching goals and he loves to help patients reach their goals. Dr. Lynch is a caring and compassionate physician who stays current in the ever-evolving field of Plastic Surgery.

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JOSEPH HILL, JR. M.D. PLASTIC SURGEONS OF LEXINGTON Dr. Joseph L. Hill Jr. is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, specializing in all areas of Plastic Surgery including Cosmetic Surgery of the eyelids, face, breast, and body; breast reduction; breast reconstruction; and surgery related to skin cancer. Dr. Hill and his wife Cecilia have three children, Lee, Shelby, and Mary Barber. In his free time, Dr. Hill enjoys spending time with his family. Many of their weekends are spent on soccer fields following his children’s activities. Dr Hill’s path to Plastic Surgery began with a clash on a soccer field. “I was initially inspired to become a doctor based upon my own experience with a broken arm that required several orthopedic reconstructive surgeries. As I progressed through medical school, I soon realized I was more interested in specialties like Plastic Surgery that were geared towards improving an individual’s quality of life,” he explained. “As a Plastic Surgeon, I get to do just that: improve people’s everyday lives whether it is through a reconstructive surgery like breast reconstruction, or through cosmetic surgery. I try to use my own experience with my broken arm when treating my patients to bring a level of compassion that all patient encounters deserve”. For Dr. Hill, the best part of being a doctor is the appreciation his patients show for the care given them. He finds it to be truly rewarding work.

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VETERANS PARK Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C, Jordan M. Prendergast, D.O., Craig W. Irwin, M.D. & Marisa Belcastro, M.D.

At Lexington Clinic Veterans Park, this team of physicians and providers treat each member of their patients’ families as one of their own. They specialize in care from newborns to active adults. Craig Irwin, M.D., Marisa Belcastro, M.D., Jordan Prendergast, D.O. and Hannah S. Atkins, PA-C find joy in a personalized healthcare approach. The primary care and preventive services help patients feel better in their daily lives through the modification of existing conditions and education to enable patients to take charge of their own healthcare. The providers at Veterans Park have a vested interest in the health of the community because they don’t just work here, they also live in this area and are committed to making it a better and healthier place to live.

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EAR, NOSE & THROAT A PART OF LEXINGTON CLINIC

Matthew L. Kuhl, APRN, MSN, Keith J. Alexander, M.D., K.V. Hughes, III, M.D., FACS, Sharon A. Howard, APRN, FNP-C, Alberto N. Laureano, M.D., Gregory V. Osetinsky, M.D., FACS & Ray M. Van Metre, M.D.

Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat, a part of Lexington Clinic, delivers compassionate and comprehensive care to patients through prompt, personal and courteous service. Within their practice, the providers treat individuals from birth throughout their life and assist in the major functions of the body, including hearing, smelling and breathing. Through improvement of these essential functions, the providers hope to improve the lives of each patient they see. Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat now offers a new, no-shot allergy treatment. This no-shot treatment works to minimize allergies with daily drops mixed specifically for each patient that are placed under the tongue, in exchange of traditional allergy shots. The providers of Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat offer diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as the ancillary services of allergy and audiology at three different locations throughout Central Kentucky.

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JARED NIMTZ, M.D. COMMONWEALTH PLASTIC SURGERY In 2015, Dr. Jared Nimtz took over Dr. William Dowden’s practice upon his retirement. His practice is family-owned and operated which influences how patients are treated. Commonwealth Plastic Surgery specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body, such as facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation as well as fat grafting to the face and body. Additionally they offer a variety of skin care treatments, such as facials, peels, and lasers to maintain skin on the face, neck, chest, hands and legs. Dr. Nimtz and his wife own a 5-acre farm with animals, a large vegetable garden, fruit trees and 6 kids. He finds that working on the farm really grounds him after a long day operating and rejuvenates him for the next day. “Patient care is the reason many of us become doctors. I have the privilege of helping patients meet aesthetic goals, which I find very satisfying. I enjoy helping people feel better about themselves or restoring something lost due to age or illness.” Emphasis at Commonwealth Plastic Surgery is placed on educating patients, and they are encouraged to come in to learn what surgical or non-surgical procedures may be the best fit to achieve their goals.

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MICHAEL “BRENT” MAGGARD, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.296.4846 | wgmortho.com Dr. Brent Maggard is the luckiest guy in the world, and he’s an orthodontist! As an integral part of White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics since July 1999, he truly enjoys helping his patients feel GREAT about their smiles as well as engaging with them to share in their interests and activities. He counts himself very fortunate to work alongside such an amazing group of people every day. Dr. Maggard is a father to 4 boys and enjoys seeing them growing into strong, intelligent, resourceful young men. He feels truly blessed to do what he does.

JIM GREER, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.543.9200 | wgmortho.com Dr. Jim Greer is one of the senior partners at White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics. With thirty-seven years of experience, he practices a patient-centered approach to all aspects of orthodontic care. Dr. Jim, as he is known to patients and staff, is active in several outdoor sports and has served in many capacities through the years with Kentucky Special Olympics, including their Board of Directors. He especially wants to thank the many patients that have visited him and his staff through the years. Together, the doctors and staff at “WGM” help their patients greet the world with the happiest and healthiest smiles in the state of Kentucky.

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GREG WHITE, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.296.4846 | wgmortho.com Dr. Greg White has practiced orthodontics in Lexington since 1991 as one of the founding partners in White, Greer, and Maggard Orthodontics. His inspiration is derived from the energy and enthusiasm that he witnesses in so many of the young patients that he sees each day. The impact that they have on him, and his opportunity to positively impact them, is what drives him. Every decision at “WGM” is made with the patients in mind and the relationships he’s built over the years with his fellow partners, colleagues, patients, and team members is invaluable. Dr. White’s experience has shown him that ultimately, it’s the people that really matter. Relationships and doing right by everyone that he encounters is Dr. White’s daily focus and he feels very privileged to work for and alongside so many wonderful people.

MICHAEL PRATT, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.296.4846 | wgmortho.com Dr. Michael Pratt is an orthodontist and partner at White, Greer, and Maggard Orthodontics. He enjoys watching patients grow and develop in all aspects of their lives. He loves that at “WGM” the orthodontist can be 100% focused on seeing patients versus trying to run a business at the same time, which enables the doctors to give their undivided attention to each patient. Dr. Pratt is the proud father of a two-year-old daughter, and he strives to treat each patient the same way he would treat her. He is thankful for the values his parents have instilled in him, and he endeavors to pass these values along to his patients whenever possible.

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MORGAN RUTLEDGE, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.296.4846 | wgmortho.com Dr. Morgan Rutledge greatly respects and admires her fellow doctors and staff at White, Greer and Maggard Orthodontics, and is honored to work with such dedicated and caring people. As a member of this talented team, she enjoys serving others and cherishes her personal connections with patients and families. In her youth, orthodontics had an extremely positive impact on Dr. Rutledge’s overall health and self-confidence. Today, she is grateful for the opportunity to provide the same experience to her patients, and makes confidence and overall wellness her key goals. A healthy, beautiful smile makes such a difference!

MEGAN McHUGH, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.296.4846 | wgmortho.com Dr. Megan McHugh is an orthodontist with White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics and has been part of the group since 2010. Remembering the effect that her orthodontic treatment had on her self-esteem when she was young inspires her each day. She hopes to provide a positive impact on her patients of all ages and have them leave the office ecstatic and confident about their smile. She loves the personal connection with her patients and finds it hard to say goodbye after treatment is over. Her greatest accomplishment is being both successful professionally and most importantly a great mother and wife to her family

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CLIFFORD LOWDENBACK, D.M.D. WHITE, GREER & MAGGARD ORTHODONTICS 859.543.9200 | wgmortho.com Dr. Clifford Lowdenback, aka “Dr. Cliff,” an Orthodontist and Partner of White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics, believes that he has the best job in the world because he is literally creating smiles every day. He finds it amazing to watch the people behind those smiles grow as their smiles change and is inspired by the patients and staff at the practice. As a patient-centered orthodontist, he loves creating a small town feel and fun environment for patients and staff. He looks up to his parents, who have provided a positive example of hard work, honesty and kindness that showed him how far that can take you in life.

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NEUROLOGY A PART OF LEXINGTON CLINIC

859.260.1273 LexingtonClinic.com/lexingtonneurology David M. Blake, M.D.

Lexington Neurology provides Central Kentucky with exceptional patient care to ensure the best experience possible. Dr. David Blake delivers comprehensive treatment across a wide range of services including EMG/NCV testing, care for seizure disorders, stroke patients, Parkinson’s disease and persons with migraines. Dr. Blake and his staff specialize in treatable and manageable neurological issues as well as chronic illnesses and provides the best possible care for all of his patients.

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CARDIOLOGY

Renita Crouch, PA-C, Robert D. Sawyer, M.D., Suresh Rekhraj, M.D., FACC, FACP, FSCAI, M. Jason Zimmerman, M.D., MSPH, RPVI, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI, John C. Sartini, M.D., FACC, FAHA & Carrie Dunaway, MSN, APRN, NP-C

Lexington Clinic Cardiology is comprised of an advanced medical team of physicians and providers with a longstanding tradition of providing superior heart care to the cardiac patients of Central Kentucky. They boast a rich history of revolutionary advances in heart treatment for more than 90 years and developed one of the first cardiac care units in Lexington. Lexington Clinic Cardiology is proud to have received multiple accreditations from renowned organizations including Vascular and Echocardiography labs accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and Cardiac Nuclear Lab accredited by the American College of Radiology. With their expanding practice, and the advanced training they possess, the cardiologists of Lexington Clinic continue to give patients more advanced options for cardiac treatment and prevention to improve all aspects of life. Lexington Clinic Cardiology is committed to offering patients optimum care and personal attention.

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SANDRA BOUZAGLOU, M.D. The Center for Plastic Surgery

Dr. Sandra Bouzaglou is inspired by knowing she can make a positive impact on someone’s life. With realistic expectations, we can make people feel good about themselves. Co-author of the book “Looking Good to Feel Good” she raised awareness for women diagnosed with breast cancer. A movement was started to make women aware that a plastic surgeon needs to be involved from the time they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Cosmetic surgery should not be considered vain. If performed properly and safely it can change someone’s life for the better. The SurgiCenter incorporates the latest procedures and technology in plastic surgery. Recent new additions include new equip-

ment for the operating room, the HydraFacial machine and Microneedling for skin rejuvenation. We continue to offer the entire gamut of injectables, Max G Laser for pigmentation, Hair laser and Coolsculpting. Most recently, she has found that most plastic surgery procedures can be performed under a local anesthetic with oral sedation and patients are loving the cost-savings. From abdominoplasties, to breast augmentations, liposuction and even breast reductions, these procedures are being performed under a local anesthetic! Local anesthesia with oral sedation has been a very exciting addition to her practice which patients have very much enjoyed.

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KAREN SANTOS McCLOUD, O.D. HAMBURG VISION CENTER “I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical profession and as I grew up watching my father help people see better and taking care of their eyes, I decided that I would also like to make a difference for people,” Karen McCloud explained. “I became the second Dr. Santos in our family as an Optometrist!” Karen says she is inspired to work hard every day for her family. “I want my children to see how hard I work to be able to provide for our family. I want them to understand that there is a lot of pride that comes with working hard and following your dreams,” she explained. Karen says she is her own biggest challenge in life. She strives to be a better mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and doctor every day. “I am hard on myself. I have my faults–like procrastination, for example–that I need to recognize so as to be better at all the things that mean so much to me,” she said. But she feels it is all worthwhile when she gets to make a difference in the way someone sees the world. For others looking to become Leading Ladies of Lexington, her advice is simple: “Be creative, use a quality that sets you apart from others to your advantage. Most importantly: be confident, don’t give up and be true to who you are.”

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AUDIOLOGY AND THE HEARING STORE Lauren Segbers, AuD, CCC-A, Melissa L. Siemer, AuD, Andrea Reynolds, AuD, CCC-A, Lisa D. Cahill-Mays, PhD, CCC-A & Megan Cherry, AuD, CCC-A

Lexington Clinic Audiology and The Hearing Store believe that providing personal care, while improving patients’ lives, is central to what makes their practices so rewarding. Together, these teams enjoy giving patients the ability to communicate and interact through improving their ability to hear. For each of the audiologists, there are defining moments that solidified their purpose. Moments like seeing a child hear for the first time, or bringing back a grandparent’s ability to hear their grandchild laugh again were the inspiration for pursuing this practice. Recent developments in this field continue to motivate these teams to provide innovative care with a personal touch.

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ORTHOPEDICS - SPORTS MEDICINE David M. Burandt, M.D., FACSM, Brandon Devers, M.D., Tharun Karthikeyan, M.D., Peter W. Hester, M.D., W. Ben Kibler, M.D., Trevor W. Wilkes, M.D., Stephen C. Umansky, M.D. & David C. Dome, M.D., ATC

The Lexington Clinic orthopedic physicians come from a wide array of backgrounds and personal interests, but what unites them is their passion. As the most fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in Central Kentucky, Lexington Clinic Orthopedics - Sports Medicine provides quality care with a thorough commitment to their patients. The Lexington Clinic Orthopedics program remains on the cutting edge of innovation in surgical and therapeutic care so patients receive the best treatment possible. These physicians are also passionate about athletes in the Lexington community and surrounding areas, serving as team physicians for seven local high schools and colleges. Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine is the sports medicine partner with the Lexington Legends, serving as the official team physicians for the past 17 years. Through combined specialties, Lexington Clinic’s orthopedic team not only provides treatment for sports injuries, but all orthopedic conditions.

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FADI BACHA, M.D. ANTI-AGING INSTITUTE As the founder and lead physician of the Anti-Aging Institute, Dr. Fadi Bacha is committed to providing Central Kentucky with one of the most effective and paramount anti-aging programs available. Under his leadership, the Anti-Aging Institute offers a full menu of beneficial, non-invasive treatments and services. With more than 20 years of experience in internal medicine and venous care, in addition to more than 12 years of experience in medical aesthetics, Dr. Bacha is dedicated to helping patients from communities across the greater Lexington area achieve optimal health. Through his extensive background as a physician, phlebologist, and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Bacha developed an

ever-increasing passion to help others look healthier, feel healthier and lead healthier lives. Patient health and wellbeing is a top priority for Dr. Bacha and his team, which is why they are committed to ongoing training and education. They strive to offer only the most advanced treatments, procedures and cutting-edge technology. In his personal life, Dr. Bacha is a dedicated husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes to stay as physically active as possible—soccer and snow skiing are two favorite activities.

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BLUEGRASS ORTHOPAEDICS HAND SURGEONS

859.263.5140 | bluegrassortho.com William O’Neill, M.D. & J. Martin Favetto, M.D.

Dr. Favetto, partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics, received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Eva Peron Hospital in San Martin, Argentina. Dr. Favetto one of the chief surgeons on the transplant team that performed the first two of three human hand transplants in the United States. Dr. O’Neill is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He has been a part of the Kleinert group, most notably known for world’s first hand transplant. He is inspired by the knowledge that he has a skill that can help people with hand problems.

BLUEGRASS ORTHOPAEDICS SHOULDER/ELBOW SPECIALIST 859.263.5140 | bluegrassortho.com Ryan P. Donegan, M.D., M.S.

Specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery at Bluegrass Orthopaedics, Dr. Ryan P. Donegan believes in establishing a personal connection with patients while offering cutting edge surgical services and advancing the science of medicine. Currently, Dr. Donegan is involved in research projects focusing on the use of computer software to provide patientspecific surgical planning to total and reverse total shoulder replacements. Life can be hectic. Dr. Donegan and his wife, Amy (also a physician) work hard to focus on prioritizing family because they know that time with their three children at home is fleeting and should be cherished.

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BLUEGRASS ORTHOPAEDICS SPORTS MEDICINE

Harold Dennis, PA-C, Wallace L. Huff, Jr., M.D. & Michael Blackburn, PA-C

Dr. Wallace Huff has been practicing for 18 years, with the last 8 years at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. Specializing in arthroscopic knee, hip, and shoulder surgery he has additional interest in minimally invasive and custom partial and total knee and direct anterior hip replacement. He also specializes in non-surgical orthobiologic injections for orthopaedic conditions and is the Director of Lexington Stem Cell and PRP Institute. Dr Huff ’s primary focus is on Sports Medicine. He has been treating sports related injuries for many years and looks forward to the new

sports medicine complex to open early fall. Dr. Huff has assembled a team of professionals that understand the unique needs of athletes having been there themselves. Michael Blackburn PAC and Harold Dennis PAC both have college football experience at Campbellsville College and UK, respectively. He finds that the best part about being a doctor is getting to know his patients as individuals and bringing the best technology and skill to improve their lives. Connection with people inspires him to go to work every day.

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NEUROLOGY 859.258.4800 LexingtonClinic.com/neurology

Craig A. Knox, M.D., PhD, Eliza E. Robertson, M.D., PhD & Andrew R. Schneider, M.D.

The three experienced physicians at Lexington Clinic Neurology offer a wide-range of services to each patient. The neurologists specialize in the treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, seizures, sleep disorders and chronic migraines. In addition they also offer injections for migraines, EEG services, electrodiagnostic testing, EMG nerve conduction studies and general adult neurological consultations. With such a wide range of services the neurologists at Lexington Clinic are able to meet the needs of all patients.

KENTUCKY DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SPECIALISTS 859.276.1511 | kentuckydermatology.com John G. Roth, M.D.

Dr. John Roth grew up with a large family in Louisville, then relocated to Wisconsin to pursue his passion in Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. John later served as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves and then moved to Lexington to join Kentucky Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists, where he has been for over 20 years. As a Dermatologist, Dr. Roth strives to make a positive difference in his patients’ lives every day. In his spare time, he loves to travel across the world, enjoys Mother Nature on his land in Western Kentucky, and walks on the beach in Florida with his four-legged friend, Lily.

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ABELL EYES REFRACTIVE SOLUTIONS OF LEXINGTON AND CAMPBELLSVILLE Tom Abell, M.D. & Grant Franklin, O.D.

Since 1985, Abell Eyes Refractive Solutions has been dedicated to providing patients with the best technologies for vision correction. Dr. Tom Abell performed the first LASIK surgery in the area and has continued to offer this incredible service using an all laser technique, achieving phenomenal results. “We are also one of a few practices in the nation performing KAMRA corneal inlay surgery,” Dr. Abell explained. This procedure is the newest and best surgical option for presbyopia, or more commonly known as aging eyes. “We are committed to making reading glasses a thing of the past!” For cataract patients, Abell Eyes offers premium lens packages and an all-

laser surgery, which will not only remove cataracts, but can also reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. “Our cataract surgeries are performed using a technique known as ‘dropless’ that eliminates the patient’s need to use prescription eye drops that are ordinarily required following this type of surgery,” Dr. Franklin said. “This simplifies the patient’s responsibilities after surgery and improves outcomes. They can also provide diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients suffering with dry eyes. Abell Eyes offers free KAMRA and LASIK evaluations to their patients. “It all starts with the exam,” said Dr. Abell. “Don’t trust your eyes to anyone but Abell Eyes!

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PULMONARY 859.258.4568 LexingtonClinic.com/pulmonary Amber Erwin, PA-C, John F. Dineen, M.D., FCCP & Bruce C. Broudy, M.D., FCCP

At Lexington Clinic Pulmonary, the doctors and providers are with every patient from diagnosis to treatment for all pulmonary issues. Their providers treat a wide range of issues including COPD, lung cancer, sleep disorders and more. Kentucky has the highest rate of lung disease in the country. Their team is committed to helping every patient and their family by providing the highest quality of care available so they can rest easy and breathe better. This fall Matthew Craig, M.D. will be joining the Pulmonary team and will begin seeing patients in August.

LEXINGTON CLINIC OBSTETRICS-GYNECOLOGY 859.258.5220 LexingtonClinic.com/baby Meg D. Spear, APRN, Tamara James, M.D., Kimberly East, APRN & Christina Daugherty, APRN-WHNP

Lexington Clinic Obstetrics-Gynecology offers complete and compassionate care to each patient. The team strives to give the highest quality of care and they take pride in providing the best possible experience for everyone who walks through their doors. The Obstetrics-Gynecology staff ensures patients are always completely comfortable and confident in the care that they receive.

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SARAH SLONE, D.M.D. SLONE DENTAL

Dr. Sarah Slone loves to create beautiful smiles and have fun while she’s doing it. She believes that the best part of the dentistry profession is the impact and the ability of a smile to change lives, improve communication, and generally raise overall wellbeing. As a dentist, she prefers to think of herself as a smile scientist and smile stylist. She adores creativity, and works intimately with her patients give them a freshened smile that is often a secret weapon to feel and look younger and be more confident. It is important to her that people value their smiles and realize that oral health is a direct extension of overall health. The main priority at her practice is health and function, along with the fun part of improved cosmetics, which is often a natural side effect. Everyone loves a great smile! Negative perceptions of dentistry are challenging to overcome; Dr. Slone constantly works to create an experience to alter the negative emotions. She is inspired by beauty, both external and internal that surrounds us each day. Daily advancements in technology are incredible and she believes that there has never been a better time to be in dentistry.

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RHEUMATOLOGY 859.258.4450 LexingtonClinic.com/rheumatology Haider Abbas, M.D., Katie Ebbitt, APRN, MSN, FNP-C & Susanna Moberly, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, SANE

The Lexington Clinic Rheumatology team looks beyond the surface of a patient’s discomfort to diagnose and treat the problem or issue. Their board-certified team is dedicated to ensuring a patient’s ability to maintain functionality of joints with management of inflammatory diseases and other immunological disorders. Their compassionate approach to care is what ensures the enhancement of patients’ lives.

DENNIS WHALEY, M.D. PROSCAN IMAGING NICHOLASVILLE ROAD OPEN MRI 859.276.1022 | proscan.com Nicholasville Road Open MRI Director and Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Dennis Whaley believes that today more than ever, optimal medical care requires teamwork to create the best possible patient outcomes. Dr. Whaley strives to identify the key information hidden in an MRI study to formulate the plan of action to return his patient to good health. Identifying a problem that can then be treated is the best part of his job. ProScan Imaging Nicholasville Road MRI uses state of the art equipment in a professional and caring environment to maximize the information available from an MRI study in the most cost-effective way possible.

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CENTER FOR BREAST CARE Debbie Stakelin, MSN, RN, AGN-BC, CN-BN, Chad W. Harston, M.D., John W. West, M.D. & Eleanor Broaddus, RH, CBHN, CN-BN

Lexington Clinic Center for Breast Care is comprised of an expert team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and a fellowship trained mammographer that all work together to create a customized treatment plan for each patient they see. The Center for Breast Care team now offers the very latest in breast care detection technology with tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, and is the first facility in Central Kentucky to offer contrast-enhanced mammography. These technologies allow our team of physicians to better detect and treat cancers that otherwise might have gone unnoticed on a traditional scan. The team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to breast care and enjoys seeing the difference they make in patients’ lives each day. The providers are supportive of their patients through the entirety of their diagnosis and treatment.

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ALLERGY & ASTHMA 859.258.5244 LexingtonClinic.com/allergy Shuya Wu, M.D., PhD & Nelson Lamkin, Jr., M.D.

For Dr. Wu, allergy treatment is all about family. Growing up in the small Chinese town of Shashi, Dr. Wu was very close with her grandmother, whom she credits as having the greatest impact on her life and career. Dr. Wu treats her patients as if they were part of her family and emphasizes the need for family education. Dr. Lamkin believes that creating a better quality of life for his patients is most important. As someone who suffered from allergies and asthma during his youth, Dr. Lamkin enjoys seeing the overall health of his patients improve. Dr. Lamkin was elected to “Best Doctors in America� for 2015-2016 because of his empathetic approach to treatment.

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FAMILY PHYSICIANS 859.873.9188 LexingtonClinic.com/woodford Laurie K. Garner, PA-C, PhD, Steve T. Vogelsang, M.D., FAAFP & R.K. Hutchinson, M.D.

The family doctors of Woodford Family Physicians have served the community of Versailles for more than two decades. Our team is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice and provides your family with the diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic care you can count on. Woodford Family Physicians treat a broad-range of injuries and illnesses for every member of your family and are committed to bettering your life.

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UROLOGY AND COMMONWEALTH UROLOGY/UROLOGIC ASSOCIATES A PART OF LEXINGTON CLINIC

Fred P. Hadley, M.D., Timothy H. Atkinson, M.D., Timothy D. Adkins, M.D., John M. Patterson, M.D., Charles G. Ray, M.D., Andrew C. McGregor, M.D., Mark H. Beard, M.D., Stephen J. Monnig, M.D., Thomas K. Slabaugh, Jr., M.D., Justin D. Johnson, M.D., Terrance R. Grimm, M.D. & William R. Crowe, Jr., M.D.

The physicians and providers at Lexington Clinic Urology and Commonwealth Urology/Urologic Associates offer a wide range of comprehensive urologic services. With 12 providers in five convenient locations, they are the largest urology group practice in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The group not only provides in-office care for urologic disorders, but also performs surgical services for patients. The physicians are excited to be in a field on the forefront of advancement of minimally-invasive surgical procedures, which allow patients to return to their normal lives more quickly. A unique focus for each patient and their urologic needs ensures the best care possible for each individual. Whether acute problems, such as urinary infections and kidney stones, to chronic issues like prostate problems or urinary incontinence, the providers treat each patient the way they would like their family to be treated.

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SUSAN E. NEIL, M.D. SUSAN E. NEIL M.D. AESTHETIC MEDICINE & WELLNESS 859.278.6345 | susanneilmd.com Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Neil has run her own private practice since 1999, focusing on aesthetic procedures, preventive medicine and adult medical care. One of Dr. Neil’s favorite parts about her practice is the evolution of treatment options for treating skin aging non-invasively. “I love getting instant natural-looking results that patients can see.” She is excited that the newest fillers and the collagen-stimulator, Sculptra, last longer and cause less swelling than the fillers that were available years ago. Body sculpting has also become more customizable and more comfortable. Whether treating cosmetic concerns or medical issues, Dr. Neil enjoys being an educator and advocate for her patients.

FRED & THAD

SCHROEDER, D.M.D. SCHROEDER COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY 859.276.5496 SchroederDentistry.com Thad grew up watching his father, Fred Schroeder, hone his skills as both a clinical dentist and a patient advocate. “From fillings to feelings, my dad takes outstanding care of his patients and is still my idol to this day,” he said. “I decided to follow my father’s footsteps and join the family practice four years ago. We have a wonderful time working together to provide outstanding dental care for the amazing community we have here in Lexington.” The Schroeder Dentistry team helps patients build confidence in their smiles. They are inspired to help others and they take the trust that patients place in them very seriously.

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CANCER CENTERS Michael E. Horn, M.D., Karen Mulholland, RN, MSN, AOCNS, APRN, Rachel M. Harper, M.D., Susan E. Liddle, M.D. & William D. Camp, M.D.

The Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers feature a team of highly-skilled and experienced physicians that create personal relationships with their patients as they face a difficult journey. Realizing that not all patients have the same story and are at different stages of their illness, Lexington Clinic hematologists and oncologists provide the most outstanding quality of care while ensuring the comfort of their patients. The Cancer Center physicians find purpose in the care of their patients and are inspired by the courage and strength of those they treat. They believe in the joy that is found through personal, compassionate and innovative care to all patients throughout every stage of life.

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GENERAL SURGERY Matthew Bailey, M.D., J. Sloan Warner, Jr., MD, FACS & Richard C. Montgomery, M.D., FACS

Lexington Clinic General Surgery boasts three board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons who offer a wide range of services to patients. Dr. Montgomery, specializing in surgical oncology; Dr. Warner, specializing in vascular surgery and Dr. Bailey, specializing in colorectal surgery, can perform most procedures on-site at Lexington Clinic’s out-patient surgery center. The three surgeons recognize the individuality of each patient and offer an honest and caring atmosphere to better understand a patient and make the best decisions possible for each treatment plan. All three place importance on their family and extend this same importance to their patient’s family as well.

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C&C PHARMACY Lindsay Romero, Pharm.D. & Kristin DeRossett, Pharm.D.

C&C Pharmacy provides a unique healthcare experience featuring a personal touch, expert advice, and professional service. Pharmacists Lindsay Romero and Kristin DeRossett are utilizing their knowledge to help patients in any way possible. They are the same faces customers will see every day and are always available for consultation. They are always happy to address any concerns or questions about medications or conditions. Unlike busy chain pharmacies, patients at C&C can always find easy access for discussions with their pharmacist. Lindsay and Kristin agree that an advantage they have found in working at C&C is access to time and resources, allowing them to go

above and beyond to assist with unique issues. They find inspiration and reward in being the voice that counsels patients through the anxiety of starting a new medication, a recent hospital discharge or procedure, an insurance limitation, locating a hard to find medication, or caring for an ailing loved one. Their motivation is drawn from the positive feedback heard from those they treat. C&C started as a dream of pharmacist owners Chris and Consuelo Palutis and after 8 years, it continues to grow. They offer compounding, delivery, and compliance packaging for patients who struggle to balance many medications.

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HOW DOES A TEACHER FROM TEXAS END UP AS ONE OF LEXINGTON’S MOST-LOVED RADIO PERSONALITIES? by Michelle Rauch | Photos courtesy of Deidre Ransdell Deidre Ransdell may originally hail from Texas, but Kentucky is home. Ransdell grew up south of Houston in Angleton, TX. Both of her parents were long-time educators. Her mom taught third grade for 32 years and her father was a high school football coach for 34 years. Following in their footsteps, Ransdell pursued a career in education after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Ransdell taught English for 15 years as well as coached track and volleyball. She taught in Dallas and Houston, where she was also the girl’s athletic director. She moved to Lexington in 1996 and taught at Henry Clay High School for five years. “I loved the teachers I got to work with, the administration and most of all the kids I got to teach and coach,” she said. In 2001, a temporary fill in gig turned into a new career opportunity. Ransdell was asked to join Bandy and Bailey in the morning on a Clear Channel station. She knew the pair through her husband, Bill Ransdell, who did U.K. football reports at the station. A match

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was made and Ransdell left teaching for a new career in radio. “I took the leap of faith,” she said. The decision concerned her mother. Ransdell laughs as she recalls her mom’s reaction, “My mom said it’s radio, they probably don’t have insurance!” After working with Bandy and Bailey, Ransdell moved to Cumulus where she is the host of Middays on Nash FM 92.9 from 10am3pm. The High Noon Saloon all request hour is a chance to connect with listeners through phone calls, texts, and social media. She is also trying her hand at Producing for The Jack Pattie Morning Show on sister station 590 WVLK and loves the new challenge. “It’s exciting for everything to be tied in digitally now. People can reach us in a moment’s notice. You don’t just have to try to get through on the request line. You can be sure I will see your request if you text me. It pops up on the screen. That has been a neat way for people who don’t have the time to have a full conversation or wait to get through on the line,” she said. Ransdell also appreciates the benefits of being a local broadcaster


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For Ransdell, local is also about helping neighbors. She is passionate about volunteering. “We know that will take care of people here in Central Kentucky,” she said. The Cumulus network is a proud sponsor of many local non-profits. They contribute yearly to stock the shelves at God’s Pantry, sponsor coat drives, toy drives, as well as benefit walks and bike rides. “To make a difference in the community where you are living and to see the faces of those who are on the front lines of that, it’s really amazing the way it fills your heart,” Ransdell said. It’s the same feeling Ransdell had when she was a teacher. “It’s amazing the spirit of giving Central Kentucky has. That’s what teaching was all about. Not only finding the children who were going to go be our leaders and make a difference in politics or in medicine, the legal field, whatever they were going to do, but also the kids who were working to make sure our factories stay open and our automobiles are running safely. You see all of those faces because we are such a great hodgepodge of people. That’s what I still get to be part of,” she said. It’s also about meeting people who have a passion. From the coun-

try artists who share their stories on the air, to the listeners who make connections with those celebrities. One story sticks out. Ransdell recalls a teacher in Georgetown who wrote a letter requesting a backstage pass to the Alan Jackson concert at Rupp Arena. The teacher wrote on behalf of a child with medical challenges whose birthday was the same weekend as the concert. All of the girl’s classmates affectionately called her “Little Bitty” because she was smaller in stature than her friends and classmates. “Little Bitty postponed a surgical procedure just to go to the concert. Jackson is one of her favorite artist because of his song, Little Bitty. Ransdell had two passes she was willing to give to the family. “It was overwhelming to see their faces light up when I gave them the tickets,” she said. Instead of taking a parent with her on the backstage pass, the young girl asked Ransdell to go with her. She watched as Jackson stopped everyone as his VIP guest approached him. “It was like the sea parted to let her come through. She got there, he hit a knee, he took pictures with her, he hugged her. He wished her well on her upcoming procedure,” Randsell recalled. “To see a star as big as Alan Jackson stop everything is so fantastic.” Ransdell said that’s just the country music industry from Garth Brooks, George Strait, Faith and Tim, and Brad Paisley. “That’s

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU ARE LIVING AND TO SEE THE FACES OF THOSE WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF THAT, IT’S REALLY AMAZING THE WAY IT FILLS YOUR HEART.

connecting with local listeners. “If there is something significant going on locally, traffic, weather, school closings we can get the message out quickly because we are here,” she said.

Diedre and the WVLK crew toasting the 2017 Kentucky Oaks

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A CAREER IN RADIO HAS ITS PERKS... Meeting celebrities is just a part of the job. Some of Deidre’s sightings include Taylor Swift, Sinbad, Blake Shelton, Nash Next 2016 Winner Todd O’Neill and Reba McEntire.

why I love country music because those artists are so great with their fans.” Life outside of radio is all about family. “We hit the ground running with three children when we married 20 years ago. That’s a very busy way to start a marriage,” she said with a beaming smile. After they married they welcomed two more children, one of them is in college in Alabama and the other will be a sophomore at Henry Clay next fall. Their three grown children live out of state. Add in the two dogs, two cats and a four year old goldfish, well, it keeps Ransdell busy. “There’s never a dull moment. I will tell you that,” she said. The busy life comes naturally to her. “I grew up with my parents being involved in coaching and teaching. It was never just about the four of us. It was always about having all of the team over to eat watermelon in the backyard, or someone working concession stands. It was just what you do,” she said. Ransdell enjoys finding new adventures across the state to meet all the interests within her family. “Kentucky has so many state parks. There is so much offered here. You can find something that will keep your family busy at all times. It’s really amazing,” she said. Whether she is attending the biggest concerts to discovering a small, off the beaten path restaurant, Ransdell believes living here is an enriching experience. “Kentucky may be a large state, but it’s a hometown state,” said the native Texan who is proud to call Kentucky home. •

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The Summit at Fritz Farm has new businesses opening every week, but it is already full of wonderful stores and restaurants, making it truly a destination to eat, shop and play. One of The Summit’s shining stars is Scout & Molly’s, owned by local business women Ami Bertrand and Terri Stein. The beautiful women’s clothing and accessories boutique has been open since late April.

country, since early 2015, right when The Summit at Fritz Farm was breaking ground. The business partners decided that they would only locate their store at The Summit or it wasn’t meant to be. Luckily, with a lot of hard work, saving, business planning and perfect timing, their dream of opening a women’s boutique in the perfect location came to fruition.

With professional backgrounds and a passion for fashion, Stein is business development officer at Central Bank and Bertrand is the Principal, Program Manager for New York-based Nasdaq BWise. Stein has been in the banking industry now for over 35 years and Bertrand has been in the financial operations world for more than 20 years. The two friends have been working on opening Scout & Molly’s, a franchise with 100 stores in the making across the

The power women are both very dedicated to give back to the community and empower other women. It was important to them for their new business venture to showcase that dedication. “When creating our business plan, we wanted to have something for ourselves and our future, but we also love our busy lives and our careers,” Bertrand said. “We want all women to know they can do anything. Believe in yourselves, like we do,” Stein added.

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The first Scout & Molly’s boutique opened in Raleigh, N.C. in 2002 by founder, Lisa Kornstein. The boutique is named for the founder’s two Labradors, Scout and Molly. Kornstein wanted to create a store where women would feel comfortable shopping. Now a popular destination for unique clothing, jewelry and accessories across the country, Scout & Molly’s is a fabulous place where women can find distinctive ways of expressing their style while getting an honest opinion from staff that feel like friends (they call them “scouts”). “Scout & Molly’s is such a special company made up of an amazing network of professional people,” Stein said. “Every store is unique and so is every owner. We love the operational support as well as the professionalism of the corporate team. All the owners like helping each other as it’s a true team effort. It’s a franchise, but its local!” What’s even better is that this boutique is a one-stop shop, with clothes of varying price ranges that work for a wide variety of women from different age groups and sizes. Customers can find their favorite designers along with unique pieces that makes them feel beautiful and confident. “Coming into our boutique, you should feel like you are shopping in your best friend’s closet,” Bertrand said. “We strive to have different things that you won’t find many places. Our atmosphere is comfortable, relaxing and most of all fun.” When a guest visits Scout & Molly’s, the staff helps personalize a customer’s experience from the time they walk in the door, to long after they leave the store. The shop provides personal styling for its customers, whether it be for every day wear or a special occasion, and the store will buy specific pieces for their clients to be able to bring them just what they want.

A gal can find anything from workout gear, to business-casual separates, cocktail attire, evening gowns, handbags, fun accessories and more. They have a large variety of brands and styles, from casual to dressy. One of Scout & Molly’s more casual comfy brands is Elan and it ranges from $50-$120. “It’s a fun brand that is trendy without breaking the bank,” Stein said. “We also carry Black Halo, which is definitely for the working and more-dressy woman. It is a higher-end brand that is very Audrey Hepburn and ranges from $250-$350.” The store also carries a cool brand from Australia called Shilla which is gorgeous and classic, with a trendy twist; their clothes range from $100-$300. Scout & Molly’s boutiques are merchandised with a simple rule in mind: “No style fits all,” which is why maintaining individuality while dressed in the latest trends is a necessity for all their customers. “Mainly we love to have fun and we love to help women feel beautiful no matter what their shape or size,” Stein said. “All women love to feel beautiful and we want every woman to walk out of our store with a smile on their face. If we can help someone have an amazing day, we want that. It’s important to us both to engage and support our community and to make a difference in this world.” Bertrand added, “Make every day meaningful and beautiful.” Follow Scout & Molly’s on social media to be the first to learn about their new arrivals and in-store specials. @scoutandmollyslexington or lexington.scoutandmollys.com •

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MEDICINE By Barbara Meyer

Each year, Americans spend almost $1,000 per person on prescription medicines*, more than any other developed country. What if the cure for what’s ailing you was in the kitchen, rather than the medicine cabinet? Just as you can increase the performance of some cars with premium gas, you can improve your body’s functions when you fuel them with better food. Unfortunately, our national diet is heavy in processed and junk foods — loaded with sugar, salt and trans fats. Not only do they contribute to obesity, they shortchange our bodies nutritionally. However, by eating fresh, healthy food, you’ll start to feel more energetic, less stressed, have more focus, sleep better, lose weight, and notice lingering aches and pains disappearing. That’s because you’ll be giving your body the essential nutrients that all the different cells need to perform their jobs properly and ward off disease. *pbs.org

Many foods are directly linked to better health: Cancer Prevention Certain plant-based foods are linked to lowering the risk for cancer, boosting immunity, neutralizing free radicals, shrinking existing tumors and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. These foods and the cancers they impact include: Black and navy beans (breast and colon cancers), walnuts (breast and prostate cancers), garlic (stomach and colon cancers), broccoli (breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach and bladder cancers), tomatoes (prostate, breast, lung and endometrial cancers), strawberries (lung, mouth, esophageal and stomach cancers), carrots (cervical, esophageal and stomach cancers), spinach (ovarian, endometrial, lung and colon cancers).

Heart Health Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body — it beats over 100,000 times a day! Support that important job with food to keep it strong and healthy, like yams (help reduce high blood pressure), brussels sprouts (reduce inflammation in the cardiovascular system), raisins and dark chocolate (lower hypertension), chia seeds (reduce bad cholesterol and plaque build-up in the arteries) and salmon (contains selenium, an antioxidant that raises cardiovascular protection).

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Healthy Skin

Boost Your Brainpower

Cucumbers are great for lightening dark circles and reducing puffiness on the skin when placed on the skin. But did you know food does even more for our skin when it’s eaten?

It’s smart to think of the brain like any other organ of the body that needs nourishment. Be good to your gray matter with:

Oranges, carrots, cantaloupe, eggs, leafy greens, low-fat dairy products: contain vitamin A for skin repair.

Avocados: guard against strokes by helping prevent blood clots, improve cognitive function, (especially memory and concentration).

Kiwi fruit, strawberries, papaya, broccoli, bell peppers: contain vitamin C to help blemishes heal, stimulate collagen production that strengthens skin.

Beets: contain natural nitrates that boost blood flow to the brain.

Poultry and shellfish: zinc for the oil glands to help repair skin damage and keep it soft.

Berries: contain flavonoids, antioxidants that protect brain cells from oxidative damage.

Flaxseed and linseed oil: omega-3 and omega-6 fats that stimulate anti-inflammatory responses to conditions like eczema and psoriasis; maintain your skin’s natural oil barrier to ward off dryness.

Walnuts: contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant associated with lowering your risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Be Good to Your Gut Our gastrointestinal tract (GI) is the home for over 1,000 different types of beneficial bacteria. They break down food, synthesize vitamins, ward off bad bacteria producing molecules for better digestion and help stop allergic food reactions. To eat your way to a healthier GI system, you need: Probiotics: the “good for you bacteria” that can help reduce inflammation, and may help burn body fat and reduce insulin resistance. Probiotic rich-foods include yogurt and sourdough bread, as well as fermented vegetables like kimchi, sauerkraut and brine pickles, cultured soymilk and miso paste, plus drinks like kombucha tea. Prebiotics: are soluble plant fibers that are the fuel for probiotics. Prebiotic fiber is found in chickory root, jicama, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, bananas, yams, mushrooms, onions, plus whole wheat, barley, and rye cereal grains. Fiber: helps lower blood cholesterol, normalize blood glucose and insulin levels and reduce your risk of colon cancer and intestinal conditions like diverticulosis. High fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

Power Up! A healthy diet is your busy schedule’s best friend! Skip the caffeine and fight fatigue with lean protein. This will deliver sustained energy, healthy fats and whole grains with fiber to keep you feeling full and greens loaded with iron and B vitamins, known as the “energy vitamins”. Try: Healthy fat: avocado, almonds and other nuts, natural peanut butter, chia, hemp and flax seeds. High protein: Greek yogurt, eggs, salmon, edamame, beans, poultry. Vitamins: spinach, kale, chard, watercress, brown rice, oats, quinoa, spelt, buckwheat.

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It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s a SuperFood! A superfood is a nutrition-rich rockstar considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Make these powerhouses a part of your daily diet.

Tomatoes: contain lycopene, an antioxidant not found in many other foods. Lycopene is linked with preventing certain cancers, lowering cholesterol, and protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. Blueberries: packed with phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals (agents that cause aging and cell damage). May also protect against cancer and reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Broccoli and Kale: contains a phytonutrient that appears to trigger the liver to produce enzymes that neutralize potentially cancer-causing substances and may suppress tumor growth. Black beans: packed with protein, heart-healthy fiber, antioxidants and energy-boosting iron. Salmon: contains omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation, improve circulation, increase the ratio of good vs. bad cholesterol, and may slash cancer risk. Also a rich source of selenium, which helps prevent cell damage. Steel-cut oats: bursting with fiber, magnesium, potassium and phytonutrients. Lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, and may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Acai berries: high levels of anthocyanins, which help fight cancer and heart disease. One of the few fruits with oleic acid, the same heart-healthy fat in olive oil. Goji berries: contain tons of vitamin C, linked to boosting the immune system. Flaxseed: has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food.

It’s easy to introduce healthier fare into your diet. See how many superfoods you can blend into your morning smoothie. Add vegetables to every meal. Switch out red meat for lean protein like fish or tofu. Swap sweets with the naturally sweet taste of fruit. Explore the benefits of juicing. “Juicing has the ability to help an individual make two really big shifts in their relationship with food,” says Nick Pennington, Regional Sales Director for The Weekly Juicery. “It has a massive dose of concentrated plant based nutrients, so the positive physiological responses of making healthy choices are attainable very quickly. This helps people understand the physical benefit and stay motivated towards continuing to make healthy choices. Also, pure organic juice with no additives will help you train your taste buds to love and crave the taste of vegetables and fruits. Changing the flavors you crave is half the battle in ‘crowding out’ the unhealthy foods that are holding you back.” Inspired to make your own changes? First, have a checkup with your doctor to assess your overall health condition and medications you’re on, discuss food allergies and review your dietary goals. Start slow, and get ready to enjoy the taste, texture, smell and (most important of all), the benefits of food in a whole new way!

“Changing the flavors you crave is half the battle in ‘crowding out’ the unhealthy foods that are holding you back.”

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Corto Lima Fresh, Fun & Flavorful

Corto Lima is located, as the Spanish name suggests, on the corner of Short and Limestone in downtown Lexington. While the modern, Latin-inspired spot is the first restaurant owners Jonathan Lundy and TJ Cox have opened together, it was a long time in the making.

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he two met a decade ago when Lundy, who owned Jonathan at Gratz Park at the time, was also working as chef at Woodland Grill. Cox was working there as well, and the two developed an instant rapport. Both men had previously worked at Roy and Nadine’s at separate times (Lundy in the ‘90s and Cox in the mid2000s). Though they never worked there together, it was at Roy and Nadine’s where they both learned the ropes of the restaurant business. When Woodland Grill closed, Cox became more involved at Jonathan at Gratz Park and in 2011 was promoted to general manager. “It was during that time that we really started to develop a friendship and become confidants,” Cox remembers. He continues, “Communication is very important in a partnership, and sometimes being a good listener and understanding someone is hard. But we seemed to develop that pretty quickly, especially when we started to talk about the concept for Corto Lima.” They agree that Lundy brings artistic talent and people management to the business, and Cox, a former sommelier and the current director of operations at Corto Lima, brings 17 years of beverage and business operations experience. During the last few years Jonathan at Gratz Park was open, Lundy took on a consultant role at Coba Cocina. When his restaurant closed in 2014 after 16 years in business, Lundy became Coba’s full-time chef. Cox was working at Coba as well, and the two began discussing the idea of opening a restaurant together. They credit Lee Greer, former co-owner of Coba Cocina and president of Greer Companies, for helping bring Corto Lima into existence. “[Coba] ran its course, and we did all we could do there,” Lundy explained. “What we learned there, and the financial backing from the Greer Companies is what really made Corto Lima possible. Lee [Greer] is a friend, a mentor, and in some ways we still consider him our boss. He’s always said that he wanted the two of us to open a place together. Without his help, this may not have happened.” The building at 101 West Short Street was originally an antique store and a wig shop. In 2002, both spaces were combined and the building was renovated. Anna Belle’s was the first restaurant

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By Michelle Aiello | Photos by Keni Parks unless otherwise noted to occupy the space. Lundy explained that when Anna Belle’s was closing, the owner approached Lundy and his former wife and business partner Cara Drion and asked if they wanted to purchase the restaurant. “At first we thought, that’s crazy,” said Lundy. “But then we started thinking about it, and developed a concept called Maize. It was going to be American Southwest. We made an offer, but it was refused.” In the years that followed, Lundy and Cox continued working in the industry and gaining experience. In the beginning of 2017, when they learned the space was available again, they made their move. “We were supposed to be here years ago, but I think the timing is right,” said Lundy. The cornerstone of Corto Lima’s cuisine is their ground masa (corn flour), which is used to make their signature tacos and tamales. “We knew the idea would make Corto Lima special, but we had no prior experience in doing it,” said Cox. The meticulous 24-hour process involves the use of a special machine that was ordered from Mexico. “We had to break down the door to get it inside,” said Lundy. The masa arrives dry and has to be “willowed” (soaked in a lime solution to dissolve the outer shell) overnight. After an hour and 15 minutes of prep work, it has to sit for about 12 hours before it’s ready to be ground into flour by a massive lava stone. Lundy estimates that they make 25-50 pounds of tortillas or tamales by hand every day. Other customer favorites include “Just Fried Chips”, which are fried to order and come with a variety of accompaniments like queso blanco, black bean dip, or their signature guacamole. “Our guac is a bestseller, and it’s a very simple recipe — avocado, roasted garlic, lime juice, cilantro, onions, and that’s it. It’s really fresh. We sprinkle coarse ground sea salt (smoked in house) just before serving it to give that crunch and depth of flavor,” said Cox. The pork filling used in their tamales is smoked using walnut barrel bungs from Maker’s Mark. Lundy uses a catch pan to collect fat and juices which are whipped into the masa, and he incorporates some of the smoked juice into the filling as well. “I tried to shed Southern [cuisine] to some degree, but that was one thing I couldn’t let go of,” he said.

Corto Lima’s drink menu, developed by Cox, focuses on tequila, mezcal, rum, pisco and cachaça, and of course, bourbon — “something very near to both of our hearts,” he said. Their specialty cocktails feature fresh, simple ingredients that enhance the big flavors of the food. And unlike some craft cocktail bars, they aim to have the drink prepared quickly. “We do a lot of prep work so you’ll have your cocktail in about thirty seconds.”. Their house margarita consists of premium tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice and agave nectar. Other fresh ingredients they prepare daily include grapefruit shrub, prickly pear shrub, yerba buena syrup (fresh mint and rosemary processed into sugar syrup), charred fresh jalapeño for their mezcal margarita, and citrus and mint for garnishes. When asked if they thought the building, which has housed Anna Belle’s, Mia’s, Rosetta, The Jax, The Upstart Crow, and now Corto Lima, is “cursed”, Lundy laughed and said, “We’ve already uncursed it. We did the sage, and we hung up a rosary and a horseshoe. I’m not religious or superstitious, but it was fun.” Cox added, “I think location is important for a restaurant, but really, having a sound operations system and having experience in hospitality — those are the things that will set us up for long term success. We’ve adhered to our systems and it’s working.” They believe that one of the foundations of their success is offering something different. “Lexington did not need another Jonathan’s,” said Cox. “Southern food is being incorporated all over the world, and we made those dishes twenty years ago at Jonathan’s. Being an innovator is sometimes difficult, because you don’t always get all the accolades, but someone else is always adopting your style.” Cox and Lundy knew they had to offer something different, but at the same time, while adhering to the current food trends like small plates, and fresh, local food. “We think that Corto Lima is an amalgamation of all those things,” said Cox, “and at the same time, it fulfills Jonathan’s prophecy of what he wanted to do years ago. The stars aligned — it was meant to be.”

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Q&A with Jonathan Lundy and TJ Cox Talk about each of your roles. We are both owners and operators, but work in different areas. Jonathan is the chef and cooks every day. TJ wrote the business and beverage plans and specializes in business operations. Corto Lima is a team effort. The most important thing that we can do is put people in place and set them up for success. Jonathan, what was your inspiration for Corto Lima’s menu? Chef Boyardee was the first chef I’d ever heard of. But the food that got me interested in the industry was Southwestern cuisine. Tamales and tortillas were a couple of items that I was drawn to. Then I saw Dean Fearing, who’s from Ashland, Kentucky, in his role as one of the fathers of the mid-‘80s upscale southwestern food, and I was hooked. Other inspiration came from chefs such as Stephan Pyles and Mark Miller. As I got into it, I recognized that the flavor profile suited me. That interest in Southwestern food lead me to my first restaurant, Jonathan at Gratz Park. Nineteen years later, the love of that cuisine has lead me to Corto Lima. Where is the food sourced from? Our corn is from the Masienda company, which is sourced from Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s the backbone of the restaurant. Beyond that, we use a variety of purveyors and it all comes from different sources. We work hard to find the best ingredients to meet the variety of flavors and menu needs. What have been the greatest challenges to date? Totally immersing ourselves in this—meaning, putting our personal lives and families on hold as we opened. What was your inspiration for the interior design? Our interior design is by Cara Drion. The goal for the restaurant’s décor was to create an airy and comfortable space that utilized organic elements and the wonderful light that comes from the two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. The warm white wall color is a backdrop for pops of colors from nature that reflect the colorful cuisine. What food trends do you see emerging in the next few years? We see smaller dining rooms, smaller plates and faster service. The days of the four-course, two-hour dinners are limited to smaller markets or special occasions. We’ve also noticed that diners want to visit multiple locations in an evening. What do you think is lacking in Lex’s restaurant scene? What would you like to see in the future? Lexington diners are going to decide what it is that they are looking for in their dining experiences from cuisine and dining scale perspectives. It is up to us as hospitality professionals to pay close attention to what the Lexington dining scene commands. When we find a meshing point between what diners are looking for and what compels us to serve, then at that moment, we know what to bring to the table.

Mango Con Chili

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Place the cut mango, arugula and queso fresco in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle Tajin seasoning and fresh lime juice over mangoes while tossing mixture for even coating.

4 fresh ripe mangoes 2 cups baby arugula 4 fresh limes 2 tablespoons queso fresco, crumbled 2 teaspoons Tajin seasoning Fresh lime wedges for garnish

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Peel and seed the mangos, cut into bite size pieces.

Transfer to serving dishes or platter and serve. Notes: Tajin is commercially available spice mixture often found in Latin markets which contains mild chilies, dehydrated lime juice and silicon dioxide (used for anti-caking). It is often used to season fresh fruit.


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Palmers Fresh Grill What better place to enjoy seafood than looking out across Lexington Green’s lake? Palmers is known for fresh food featuring bright, exciting tastes. For a delicious take on Italian, try the Diablo Shellfish Pasta, which features sea scallops, shrimp and mussels served with fettucine, peppers, onions, basil and Cajun Pomodoro sauce. Their Chilean Seabass comes drizzled with a mustard-caper beurre blanc and is served alongside rice, sautéed spinach and seasoned vegetables. 161 Lexington Green Circle | 859.273.0103 palmersfreshgrill.com

Tony’s of Lexington The warm ambiance of Tony’s invites guests to sit and stay a while, but the great food is enough to keep anyone glued to their seat. Their Organic Scottish Salmon is served atop a green bean salad with hazelnuts, red onion and goat cheese, drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette. Tony’s Blackened Yellowfin Tuna is served over a miso kohlrabi purée, seared baby bok choy and braised greens with a soy ginger emulsion. Perfect for pairing with a selection from their extensive wine list! 401 W. Main St. | 859.243.0210 tonysoflexington.com

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Grillfish A newcomer in the Lexington food scene, Grillfish has made a name for itself as a local source for fresh seafood with a great casual, upscale atmosphere. For starters, their Ginger Calimari Over Mixed Greens features tender, fried calamari tossed in a spicy ginger sauce. As a main course, their Grilled Fish menu option allows guests their choice of fish or lobster, served with fresh corn on the cob and linguine pasta; with options ranging from swordfish to whole Branzino, it’s one of the most versatile meals in town. 265 N. Limestone | 859.469.8673 grillfishlexington.com

Smithtown Seafood A farm-to-table concept by Ouita Michel, Smithtown is a great eatery that gives back; many menu choices benefit FoodChain, an urban farm that educates locals and children about sustainability and smart food choices. The Tilapia Singapore features whole tilapia seasoned with Szechuan salt and served with sweet-and-spicy pickled vegetables, FoodChain microgreens, mint, cilantro and Thai basil, plus lettuce leaves for wrapping and Thai Nam Pla for dipping. For something traditional, try the Classic Catfish Platter with catfish fried in Weisenberger Mill cornmeal, served with fresh hand-cut fries, Weisenberger Mill hushpuppies, slaw and sauce. 501 W Sixth St. | 859.303.4100 smithtownseafood.com

Clawdaddy’s Featuring 100% shellfish from Maine with rolls that are fresh-baked daily, Clawdaddy’s truly features “Lobster Rolls That Rock”. While their Maine Lobster Roll is the main attraction, don’t miss the Maine Crab Roll, featuring Jonah Crab: known as the “Dungeness of the Atlantic”, it has a flaky texture and mild, delicate flavor. Patrons can get any roll alone, as a half roll or as a meal with coleslaw and a drink–perhaps a Maine craft beer! 128 N. Broadway | 859.258.CLAW (2529) clawdaddys.net

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Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs Prep Time: 15 minutes + 1 hour | Cook Time: 6-8 minutes Ingredients:

Preparation:

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup less-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar

If using bamboo skewers, pre-soak them in water for about 20 minutes prior to using them. This will help the skewers to not burn up when exposed to the flame.

1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce

Heat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) and lightly grease the grates with a small amount of vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.

2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3 cups fresh pineapple cubes (need 20 cubes) 2 red bell peppers, cut in cubes 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 10 skewers

In a large resealable bag, add the pork, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, sriracha, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Seal and shake it up to combine well. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Thread the skewers with the marinated pork, fresh pineapple, and red pepper, alternating back and forth; discard the marinade. Grill for about 2-4 minutes on each side, getting grill marks, until fully cooked. Garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds.

10 servings | Nutrition Facts based on 2 kabobs Calories 251 | Fat 8g | Fiber 3g | Cholesterol 59mg | Sodium 886mg | Carbohydrates 23g | Sugar 17g | Protein 22g | Smart Points: 4

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July Picks by Kevin

OF THE MONTH

Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

Hefeweizen Why Kevin Enjoys this Beer….

“ Blue Stallion’s Hefeweizen is simply and purely delicious! It is obvious in the first sip that the brewers at Blue Stallion take extreme care and pride in their beers and that truly shows in this traditional German Hefeweizen. The frothy white head leads to bountiful scents of banana, clove and citrus. A smooth and full mouthfeel leads to a taste best described as relaxation in a glass. There is a slight banana flavor up front and is quickly complimented by subtle flavors of citrus zest, clove and even a hint of vanilla. This beer is one of my favorites because of it’s versatility. It pairs with a range of dishes, from grilled meats to Mexican dishes. It is light and refreshing but still has plenty of body to give you that full beer flavor with most any meal. And best of all it is brewed right here in Lexington KY! I highly recommend giving this one a try!” Style: Hefeweizen German Wheat Beer Alcohol By Volume: 4.2% IBUs: 13 Taste Profile: This traditional German wheat beer is brewed after an old German law that requires at least 50% of the grains to be malted wheat. Our style of wheat beer is made with 55% wheat and a famous German yeast strain which produces a strong banana and subtle clove flavor. The high wheat content and yeast also contributes to the cloudy yet light gold appearance.

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Beer

July Picks by Kevin

OF THE MONTH

Blue Stallion Brewing Co.

Hefeweizen Why Kevin Enjoys this Beer….

“ Blue Stallion’s Hefeweizen is simply and purely delicious! It is obvious in the first sip that the brewers at Blue Stallion take extreme care and pride in their beers and that truly shows in this traditional German Hefeweizen. The frothy white head leads to bountiful scents of banana, clove and citrus. A smooth and full mouthfeel leads to a taste best described as relaxation in a glass. There is a slight banana flavor up front and is quickly complimented by subtle flavors of citrus zest, clove and even a hint of vanilla. This beer is one of my favorites because of it’s versatility. It pairs with a range of dishes, from grilled meats to Mexican dishes. It is light and refreshing but still has plenty of body to give you that full beer flavor with most any meal. And best of all it is brewed right here in Lexington KY! I highly recommend giving this one a try!” Style: Hefeweizen German Wheat Beer Alcohol By Volume: 4.2% IBUs: 13 Taste Profile: This traditional German wheat beer is brewed after an old German law that requires at least 50% of the grains to be malted wheat. Our style of wheat beer is made with 55% wheat and a famous German yeast strain which produces a strong banana and subtle clove flavor. The high wheat content and yeast also contributes to the cloudy yet light gold appearance.

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WOW Wedding: Megan + Kyle

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Wedding Trends: Mirror Messaging

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Gor-Jess: Bridal Beauty

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Life + Style

Megan and Kyle Wiebe first met during a sorority and fraternity event at UK in October of 2011. Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Psi were partnered together to build a float for the homecoming parade. Megan and Kyle are both outgoing with a shared sense of humor, so they were immediately drawn to each other. They bonded over the fact that they were both from out of state—Megan is from New Albany, Ohio and Kyle hails from Saint Charles, Illinois. They also shared a mutual love for Kentucky, interest in UK sports, and Keeneland. The two started dating and four years later, Kyle proposed. PHOTOGRAPHY BY : Bella Grace Studios WRITTEN BY: Cynthia Ellingsen

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yle had started working for CSX, a railroad company, and was in a different city almost every week. He had a six week stretch in upstate New York, so Megan flew up to visit him a few weeks before the July 4th holiday. They took a weekend trip to Nantucket and went to the Wharf to see the yachts. When Megan turned away from the view of the boats, she found Kyle down on one knee. He pulled a small box out of his sock and asked her to marry him. The wedding took place on August 27th 2016 at the Polo Barn at Saxony. When searching for locations, the couple agreed they wanted a setting that reflected the heart of Kentucky. They chose the Polo Barn at Saxony because they thought it captured the mood of Kentucky perfectly, with its rolling pastures and lush, natural environment.

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The décor was simple, as the location for their outdoor wedding overlooked the fields and was framed in ferns. The groomsmen wore khaki suits and the bridesmaids, Lilly Pulitzer. At the reception, there were several brightly colored flowers chosen to emphasize the colors in the bridesmaid dresses. They also decorated using simple gold accents and wooden tables with green and white touches. The ceremony was officiated by Kyle’s uncle, Eric Wiebe. Megan and Kyle personalized the ceremony by writing it together. They also wrote their own vows and did not read them to one another until they stood at the altar. The couple loved sharing their big day with so many friends and family members from out of state. Everyone felt the absence of Kyle’s youngest brother, Connor, who could not attend due to his service in the Army. When asked what advice the couple would offer others planning a wedding, Kyle said, “Write your own vows, it makes the whole thing more meaningful.” Megan said “And get a wedding planner! It makes the whole process stress free. Also, don’t plan a 6 a.m. flight the day after the wedding to leave the country. If it weren’t for my mom we would have missed the first day of our honeymoon in Sint Maarten!” One of the couple’s favorite memories was also the hilarity they found in registering. “You never know what your fiancé is going to think you need,” the bride pointed out. “We never did get that quesadilla maker.” 166

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create the look The key to bridal beauty is to accentuate her best features, so that she still looks like herself-only better. Every bride has her own personal style and whether the bride is Bohemian chic, Gothic glam, or ethereal elegance- her hair and makeup should look as special and dazzling as her dress.

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Wedding season is in full swing and even if you aren’t the bride to be or even in the bridal party, attending a wedding always means finding something pretty to wear. This month’s outfit is here to help you look and feel bridal chic.

For a little unexpected sparkle via our footwear, Christian Louboutin’s Crystal Queen Embellished Sandal will have fellow attendees swooning. Set against nude patent leather, the crystal shards draw the eye to their sparkling iridescent splendor.

As for jewelry, nothing catches the light like a pretty pair of drop earrings. Larkspur & Hawk’s ‘Caterina’ sparklers are handcrafted from golddipped sterling silver and set with clear quartz with a peach backing.

Tom Ford’s Illuminator is inspired by the look of skin bathed in summer evening light. This formula creates such an irresistible, translucent glow. Its peach-pink shade flatters every skin tone while moisturizing and soothing skin. Its highly micronized pearls diffuse light for a naturally enhanced, sun-kissed look.

Nothing says romance like a soft hue and a feminine detail. This one shoulder, mid-length design by Chiara Boni La Petite Robe has all the components for a perfect wedding day dress. The soft peach hue, ruffled neckline, and flattering silhouette make this stretch jersey dress a great addition to any wardrobe, as it can be worn time and time again.

No glamorous wedding attire would be complete without a fluff y set of false lashes. Velour’s Fluff ’n Thick Silk Lashes feature a three-dimensional design in handmade, 100 percent real silk that lets you achieve a dramatic lash.

When it came to choosing a purse, we wanted to go for a summertime, beachy vibe. Ashlyn’D’s Shellshaker lucite clutch is filled with faux mini pearls and gold-plated shell charms, topped off with a gold-tone shell motif closure.

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Women’s Health By Decade

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Super Mom: Vicki Gaver

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Pets: The Canine Flu

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“Anti-aging should start as early as possible,” said Fadi Bacha, M.D. He is board-certified in anti-aging medicine, internal medicine, and vein and lymphatic medicine, and is the founder of the Anti-Aging Institute. “Women should pay close attention to skin rejuvenation in their very early 20s and need to maintain healthy body composition,” said Dr. Bacha. “The timing varies depending on children, stress level and hereditary factors.” Lifestyle factors are also at play. Tobacco usage, for example, is not only unhealthy for the heart and lungs, it wreaks havoc on the body’s largest organ—the skin. For women who want a healthy decade in their twenties, get professional advice early. “Get established with a women’s health provider now. Develop a relationship with a provider that you trust,” said Jennifer Fuson, M.D. She is the founder and owner of Lexington Women’s Health and is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

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ake stock of your reproductive health. You may be considering starting a family or adding on to your existing family.

PRENATAL HEALTH STARTS WITH YOUR OWN HEALTH “Most women start to experience hormonal imbalance after children or in their early thirties and it becomes very noticeable in their forties, then menopause hits,” said Dr. Bacha. Dr. Fuson says the thirties are the time to “Take stock of your reproductive health. You may be considering starting a family or adding on to your existing family. Your provider can help you take steps to ensure the best outcome.” She also recommends seeking advice from your health care professional if you are considering long-term or permanent contraception. “Your provider can help you choose what suits you best,” she said. There are important health aspects before, during and after pregnancy. Lynne Simms, M.D., is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and is a partner at Lexington OB/GYN Associates. For prenatal care, Dr. Simms recommends a healthy diet. In addition, “all women should be taking at least one milligram of additional folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects,” she said. Exercise has repeatedly shown to be of benefit during pregnancy. “As the pregnancy progresses some modification may be required due to changes in your body and the normal physiology of pregnancy,” said Dr. Simms. “But in general, exercise is strongly recommended. The other advice I cannot repeat enough is get your flu shot. The flu can be very serious and even life-threatening in pregnancy.” Human beings have a lot in common but no two people are exactly the same. No two pregnancies are alike, either. “Pregnancy is an exciting, emotional, beautiful time but can also be unpredictable at any age,” said Dr. Simms. “If every pregnancy went off without a hitch I wouldn’t have a job. As obstetricians, we are here to educate and guide you, listen to your concerns, answer questions and most importantly rec-

ognize when a complication is developing that could impact you or your baby.” She has never really cared for the term “complication” regarding pregnancy-related issues, as it implies fault. High blood pressure, gestational diabetes (also called diabetes of pregnancy) or preterm labor aren’t anyone’s fault. “Things just happen and it is part of our job to educate you on what to look out for and recognize when they start to develop,” Dr. Simms said. “Pregnancy itself has known risks, and we try to mitigate the risk as much as possible by recognizing the issue and treating it appropriately. It is always a balance between what’s best for baby as well as the mother.” After the baby or babies are born, postpartum life varies from person to person but friends and physicians alike will tell you to sleep when you can. Breastfeeding is another variable. “For those moms and babies that struggle a bit, there are many resources available for help,” said Dr. Simms.

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Breast cancer screening starts in the decade of the forties for most women. This is a great time to get with your health care provider in order to re-evaluate your personal risk factors to customize a preventative health plan just for you. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising are on the to-do list for women of all ages, as well as avoiding sun exposure and taking care of your skin.

Menopause is as unique as the individual woman experiencing it. The beginning of the end of menstruation is called perimenopause and can last for years, starting in the thirties, forties or fifties. Some women have severe physical and hormonal symptoms and some have none, or something in between. There are women who go through menopause early (in their thirties) and others later (in their sixties). No matter the timing, consult with your health care provider about menopausal symptoms. “Most are mild and can be managed without medication,” said Dr. Fuson. “However, it is important to review your options to maximize your well-being.” In the decade of their fifties, women are encouraged to continue mammograms and additional health screenings, like a colonoscopy. “Your provider will help you stay up to date,” Dr. Fuson said. “Preventative health screenings are important to help prevent illness and detect problems at an early stage,” said Dr. Simms.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women (and men), so it’s important to do anything and everything possible for heart health. Have a conversation with your health care professional about how to do just that. A diet low in fat and sodium is a good place to start. Learn how symptoms of a heart attack can be different for women. Keep osteoporosis at bay by keeping bones strong with proper exercise and nutrition. A bone density test is often recommended for women at age 65.

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Vicki Gaver

husband: Louis Gaver | children: Lucy-14, Pierce-12, and Alma-4 Eleven years ago, Vicki Gaver lost her father to cancer and her first marriage ended. These two traumatic events altered her life forever. “The depression almost broke me, but faith, family and friends kept me afloat,” Vicki said. “I couldn’t imagine finding a true partner or a man who would want to marry a mother of two, but then Louis came into my life. I see now how God used that time of desperation to prepare me for more—more trust, more courage, more joy, and more compassion for others who go through the darkness of grief and depression.”

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My mom friends are all ‘super moms’, and we encourage and inspire each other.

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Vicki, owner of PattyCakes, a custom cake and cookie business, and her family of five, her husband, Louis, son, Pierce, and daughters Lucy and Alma, live on a cattle farm. Though most of the work falls on Vicki’s husband and his assistant, she explained that the entire family pitches in to take care of the 15 hens, who provide fresh eggs all year round. Each day at the Gaver house is different, but that’s fine with Vicki. She starts most days on her knees in prayer and she tries to take a few minutes to just breathe and think. From there, she said she can go into the day with more serenity and direction. She’ll make a weekly run to stock up for PattyCakes, she’ll prep icing and cookie dough in bulk for the week’s orders and like most moms, she said she is logging many miles around town—toting the kids to their schools and activities. When everyone is home, the family eats dinner together and Vicki said Alma, her youngest daughter, usually talks the family into a movie night once a week. “Family is first for me, and in order to love my family well, I have to tend to my spiritual, mental and physical health,” said Vicki. “My faith helps me stay sane and everything falls in place behind that. Work doesn’t usually feel like work until I’m way overbooked, so I have learned to say no. I absolutely love baking and making it into art. As far as my health, there is definitely room for improvement. I should probably eat less sugar, but I’m a baker!” Vicki and her husband are homebodies, and they joke about how they don’t get out much. The Gavers do find time for dates, dinners and fun, local events with friends, who inspire Vicki to be the best version of herself.


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“My mom friends are all ‘super moms,’ and we encourage and inspire each other. My own mom inspires me so much, too. Besides Louis, she’s the most selfless person I know—generous with her time, her heart, and she can, and does, find joy in every situation.” When Vicki was a younger mom, bogged down by the often mundane chores of motherhood, her mother gave her this advice, which is a good reminder for all moms: “So many things we do as moms get undone. Find a project that won’t be undone. Hang a photo gallery in the hallway, paint a piece of furniture to give it new life, learn to sew a window valance or makeover your living room mantel. Then, you can look at it daily, enjoy what you did and know it’s there to stay as long as you want.”

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Erica Radhakrishnan Hospital Administrator, BVS

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anine influenza, more commonly known as the dog flu, has made its way to Lexington. It is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can make your dog sick. The severity of the illness varies. Some dogs are able to produce sufficient infection-fighting antibodies after exposure and do not show any signs of the illness. Others can show a range of disease symptoms from mild to severe. These include:

- Lethargy

- A soft, moist cough lasting 10 to 30 days. Some dogs may experience a dry cough similar to kennel cough.

- Loss of appetite

- Sneezing and/or thick discharge from the nose caused by a secondary infection - Discharge from the eyes

- Fever ore evere nclude: - Increased breathing rate and/ or effort - High fever - Pneumonia

Since we know a strain of canine influenza is present in Lexington, if your dog has a cough, do not ignore it. Take them to see a veterinarian. While most dogs recover in two to three weeks with treatment, canine influenza and secondary infections from the disease can be fatal. Therefore, the sooner your dog can be seen for evaluation and receive treatment, the better. Treatment recommendations will depend upon the diagnosis, symptoms, and severity of your pet’s condition. Recommendations may include laboratory tests and treatments such as blood work, x-rays, fluids, anti-viral and/

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or cough suppression medications, antibiotics, and possibly hospitalization. There are ways to reduce the risk of your dog contracting the virus. The virus is transmitted directly from one infected individual to another. Therefore, if you suspect your dog is infected contain them to your home. Do not bring them to local dog parks, doggie day cares, training classes, boarding facilities, dog shows or competitions until you receive confirmation from a veterinarian that your dog does not have the flu. For this reason, when you do bring your dog to the vet for evaluation, you may be asked to enter the hospital through a secondary entryway rather than the front door. This measure is taken to prevent the spread of disease. Likewise, to reduce the risk of your dog contracting the virus, you may choose not to frequent areas mentioned above until the season for canine flu passes. Although the disease is highly contagious from dog to dog, the virus is short lived in the environment. Vaccines are available for the two known strains of canine influenza – H3N8 and H3N2. However, one vaccine does not exist to cover both strains and neither vaccine can completely eliminate the risk of your dog contracting the disease. The vaccine can reduce the severity of symptoms that your dog may experience should they be exposed, as well as their ability to transmit the disease to another dog. These phenomena are similar to those of human flu vaccines. If you are interested in more information about vaccinating your pet for canine influenza, contact you local general veterinarian for advice. They will be able to provide you with the best information about the strain and prevalence of canine influenza impacting our area.


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IS PUTTING AN END TO DISTRACTED DRIVING

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he course of Jim Howell’s life has changed because of a hyphen. A hyphenated website address, specifically. He has been involved with LifeSaverApp.com for years, and LifeSaver-App.com more recently. Yes, these web words are going to get confusing, so the bottom line is you’ll want both of them, ‘kay? LifeSaverApp came first. It was developed by Marilyn Gard, the owner of a small IT company in Sedona, Arizona. She has created several safety-related applications over the years. LifeSaverApp is a digital version of your personal medical records, so that in the case of an emergency, a first responder would have access, by way of a QR code, to any allergies or medical conditions. The app then helps communicate and coordinate your care with any type of health care professional you would see. Howell discovered the LifeSaverApp about eight or nine years ago. “I called her when I heard about it. She didn’t have a mar-

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By Kathie Stamps

keting department,” he said of the developer. “She made me her marketing manager.” Then in 2013, a similar website showed up, LifeSaver-app.com. The hyphenated version is for a solution that solves distracted driving. The downloaded app recognizes GPS and is activated when a car goes into motion, blocking the phone screen and notifications. In Los Altos, California, tech entrepreneurs Ted Chen and Mike Demele created the LifeSaver app. With experience at companies like Yahoo and Oracle, Chen and Demele also had kids who were going to be driving soon. And those kids had phones. And those kids with phones who would be behind the wheel also had parents who were getting a little nervous. So, technology to the rescue. Chen and Demele were longtime friends who decided to take their shared tech experience and form their own company, Life Apps, and make a difference in the world. “In Silicon Valley you hear that all the time: ‘Can you make a difference?’ That’s one of


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the things we set out to do,” Chen said. “We wanted to see if we could make a difference in driving safety, particularly distracted driving. Historically, this problem has only been around since smartphones became ubiquitous.” The iPhone was released on June 29, 2007; just a decade ago. “So in 10 short years this thing that has never been a problem before has become a huge social epidemic,” Chen said. Meanwhile, back in Central Kentucky, Jim Howell was fascinated with the California app. Technology solving a problem that was inadvertently created by technology? He wanted in. “When I heard about this, I called the company,” he said. “I called to help them. They hired me for no money.”

“I want Kentucky to be the leader in reducing highway deaths in the nation.”

Now Howell is reaching out to as many associations as he can, for broadcasters, press, realtors and sheriffs, as well as school boards and other large organizations. “Our bold goal is to reduce highway deaths due to texting and driving by 50 percent in the next five years,” he said. “I want Kentucky to be the leader in reducing highway deaths in the nation.” Calling Jessamine County home, Howell is originally from Horse Branch, Kentucky, a community near Beaver Dam in Western Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s as a helicopter crew chief in Korea. He’s been a soldier, policeman, an insurance claims adjuster and has worked for General Motors Ted Chen, Jim Howell and Mike Demele

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and Aon Corporation. An entrepreneur since 1986, he founded an automotive staffing company called AutoPersonnel, which is still running today. Howell is the one who started certifying used cars, something every car dealer in the country now does. “I’ve had a really varied career but enjoyed every bit of it,” he said. While the consumer solution is still an important component of LifeSaver-app.com, the business side is also compelling for Howell’s cross-country buddies who have developed a digital portal for fleet owners. Fleet vehicles are those company vans you see on the road every day for plumbing, electrical, service repair—those types of vehicles, not the 18-wheelers. “On the enterprise side, every single fleet driver is in the position where the fleet manager or business owner cares deeply about the driver’s safety, and has the leverage and control to keep them accountable,” Chen said. Safety is the most important factor on the road, no matter who is behind the wheel or what kind of wheel it is. Jim Howell, twice-retired but still out there determined to contribute to society, is spreading the word about road safety and stopping distracted driving. “I have chosen to save lives more than I’ve chosen to make money,” he said. “To me, success is saving lives.”

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Filly of the Month: Hélène Durand

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Filly of the Month:

Hélène Durand by Jen Roytz | Photos by Keni Parks

The right equipment, or “tack,” can mean all the difference when competing in the show ring. Put the wrong bit in a horse’s mouth and they might be too strong to control. An improperlyfitted saddle can not only create back soreness for the horse, but can lead to behavioral issues, such as bucking or refusing to jump. From bits and bridles to saddles, saddle pads, girths and more, each is designed with a purpose in mind, and Hélène Durand has made a career out of helping horsemen navigate the seemingly endless array of options to find what keeps their horse happy, healthy and competitive.

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Durand’s education in all things equestrian started at an early age. Growing up in Rouen near Normandy, France, she began riding in Pony Club at age six and the following year was given a pony by her father, who made her agree that if she wanted to ride and compete with her new pony, she would have to also care for him. Durand eagerly did as she was asked, often riding seven miles to her trainer’s farm for lessons and coaching. It wasn’t long before her hard work and talent got her noticed, qualifying for and competing in her first of three French championships at age 15. “Riding and competing costs money, so I began looking for sponsors to pay for my show jumping,” said Durand. “By age 17 I had two sport ponies that I was competing.” In France, riders are required to move up from ponies to horses at age 18, which proved to be an easy transition for Durand. While completing her schooling, which focused on equine management, she rode with and competed on behalf of several top show jumping trainers in France before being offered the opportunity to come to the United States for a year with internationally competitive rider Michel Hecart, who was training and competing in Wellington, FL. at that time. “That is where I first met Bobby,” Durand said of her fiancé, Bobby Murphy. Together, the couple just had their first baby in April, a


son named Robert. “Bobby was there designing courses and we got to know each other through that. At the time I barely spoke English and he didn’t know much French, but we found ways to communicate.”

that horse to perform better. The right piece of equipment can make all the difference in a horse’s performance”

Durand enjoyed her time in the U. S. and, rather than traveling back to France at the end of the show season in Wellington, she remained stateside, riding for a number of show jumping outfits.

Durand introduced many American riders to the idea of purchasing bridles, girths and other equipment that is specific to each horse. Her customers quickly saw results, as their horses performed better when outfitted in equipment tailored to their conformation and way of going.

“Those experiences taught me a lot about the American market and gave me a broad understanding of tack and equipment across disciplines,” said Durand.

“She revolutionized the industry,” said Murphy, her fiancé. “In her first year she grew their North American tack sales by 200-percent, and now she has a huge customer base that really trusts her.”

What is a Tack Expert?

Bridging the Gap

Four years ago Durand was approached by French saddle-maker CWD about representing their tack line in North America. The company was quite popular in saddles, but had yet to gain a foothold in the tack industry. She proposed to them to allow her to become their American and Canadian representative, introducing their line of tack to top North American riders. The tack line is now represented on six out of the top 10 riders in the world, including American rider Kent Farrington who is currently ranked #1 in the world.

Durand says she and Murphy have enjoyed finding a balance between her French roots and life in America. “Bobby introduced me to Lexington, which in many ways reminds me of Normandy, so it didn’t take much for it to feel like home,” said Durand. “My English has gotten much better since we met, as has Bobby’s French and I’ve gained an appreciation for UK basketball.”

“I understand both sides of their business,” said Durand. “I’ve been a competitor and I understand what they want and what their goals are, and I believe strongly in the products CWD produces. When a customer is having a problem with a horse, I take pride and find satisfaction in helping them find the right equipment that will help

“Growing up in Kentucky, our son will definitely be introduced to horses, both those that run fast and those that jump,” said Durand. “Bobby and I go to France twice a year, so our son will get to travel a lot and will get the influence of both of our cultures. It’s special how horses can bring people together.”•

Now, with their son, the couple looks forward to introducing him to not only horses, but the comingling of their upbringings.

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Colt of the Month:

by Jen Roytz | Photos provided by Bobby Murphy

Lexington native Robert “Bobby” Murphy has accomplished quite a bit in his career. At just 34 years of age, he has become one of the most highly soughtafter hunter/jumper course designers in the country. While his resume includes designing courses at the country’s most prestigious equestrian events, including the Winter Equestrian Festival, the United States Hunter-Jumper Association’s International Hunter Derby, and the Central Park Horse Show, he says his biggest accomplishment to date hits closer to home. “Becoming a father this year is far and away the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” gushed Murphy. He and financ e l ne rand welco ed their son, Robert Murphy, IV into the world this past April.

Murphy’s ties in the Lexington horse industry run deep. A fifthgeneration horseman, he grew up riding at his family’s Robert Murphy Stables, a premier hunter/jumper show stable in Central Kentucky, and helping his dad manage upscale horse shows at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park and other elite equestrian venues. “Growing up, everything was secondary to horses. The horses always came first and we adjusted our lives around them,” said Murphy. “I feel lucky that growing up in the Horse Capital of the World, that was the life I had.” Murphy and his sister, Melissa, grew up riding and competing throughout the U. S. under the family stable banner. Bobby Murphy enjoyed competing in the show ring but designing equestrian events became his true passion. His pursuit of that passion led him to Europe one summer during college, where he was introduced to a new, more grandiose version of horse show management and course design. The experience was nothing short of life-changing. “Horse shows in Europe are a lot different than they were here in the U. S. at the time,” explained Murphy. “The U. S. has been catching up in recent years, but at the time the European shows and courses were so much more advanced. They catered to the public, to the horsemen and to the sponsors in ways I’d never seen. It gave me a new motivation to return to the states to finish my degrees in

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business management and marketing so I could apply what I had learned to American horse show management and course design.”

The Next Generation

Part Artist, Part Architect

As a new father, Murphy is looking forward to raising the sixth generation of horsemen in his family, giving his son the same life with horses that made him who he is today.

Designing a horse show course is about so much more than the path the horses will take around an arena. Murphy spends copious amounts of time designing the obstacles the horses will be asked to jump, focusing on a theme, as well as individual pieces. “I’m trying to paint this perfect picture on a canvas, so people – riders, sponsors, spectators – look at it as a whole and say that it touched them and was memorable,” explained Murphy. Murphy’s approach has proven to do just that. His recent designs included a graffiti-tagged New York City-themed course of jumps at the Central Park Horse Show in 2015, the 2016 Pop-Art Sculptures for the Central Park Horse Show and incorporating giant sand sculptures into the jumps for the International Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Horse Park last August. “We’d had a really tough year in 2015 when I designed the course in Central Park,” said Murphy. “My grandfather passed away and, a few months later, my dad suffered a heart attack. Family is everything to me, so to have my dad there with me for such a major professional milestone after we’d almost lost him was one of the best moments of my life.”

“I remember doing a report when I was in first grade or so called Born to Run and Jump. We were breeding horses at the time in addition to buying, selling and competing show horses, and I remember how lucky I felt that horses were the center of my life even then,” said Murphy. “If I’d have wanted to venture out of the horse industry for my career, I know I would have had my family’s full support.” With a family steeped in such equestrian tradition, Murphy never takes for granted that where he has come from has much to do with where he is going. “I’ve worked hard to follow in the footsteps of my father and past generations in our family. Each has set the bar higher than the last as both horsemen and people and now it is time for me to lay down footsteps and set examples for my son to follow,” said Murphy. “The horse industry leads you in different directions and presents you with so many opportunities that you can choose to jump on or not. It’s about finding where you fit best in the industry you want to be a part of.”•

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Horse Park Happenings

Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show

July 6 – 9 at the Hunter Jumper Complex This 4-day hunter/jumper event is recognized by USEF and USHJA as a Zone 5 hunter B & C and level 1 jumper competition. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event, including rated hunter and jumper divisions and recognized national equitation medals.

Extreme Mustang Makeover

July 6 – 8 at the Alltech Arena Trainers choose a wild mustang which they must train to prepare for this show. All adult mustangs will be available for adoption after the final performance via public competitive bid. All events throughout the weekend are free except for the freestyle finals performance (children 5 years and under are free).

KDA Summer Classic, Breed Show & National Dressage Pony Cup

July 7 – 9 at the Dressage Complex Some of the show activities and events include a Vendor Progressive Party on Friday in Vendor Village by Barns 1-4 and on Saturday the NDPC Award Presentations in the Covered Arena. Expected breeds include Arabian, Danish Warmblood, American Hanoverian, Friesian, American Haflinger and many more.

BreyerFest July 14 – 16 at the Covered Arena BreyerFest is the annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses. This event brings together fans, vendors, and stars of Breyer horses. Horses that have been portrayed as Breyer model horses will be present for demonstrations and photo opportunities. Crafts and kids activities are also available, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities. Don’t miss the Collector’s Edition Man o’ War or the BreyerFest 5K Run/Walk!

USPC Festival 2017 July 17 – 24 at the Alltech Arena Celebrate all things US Pony Club! Championship competitions will start off the festival, followed by several days of educational workshops, clinics and other opportunities. Don’t miss Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Polocrosse, Games and Tetrathlon.

Kentucky Summer Horse Show July 26 – 30 at the Rolex Stadium The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show. Don’t miss the Hagyard Lexington Classic Grand Prix or the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix.

See More: There are more great events to discover! Visit kyhorsepark.com for a complete listing of all the upcoming Horse Park Happenings, and be sure to visit TOPSinLex.com/calendar for more exciting events around Central Kentucky!

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PHOTOS | WOMEN’S BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa | May 1 | womenleading y.com | Photos by

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Lucy Sterling, Tanya Bolton, Cokie Roberts, Chrissie Turner, Janet Holloway and Sonia Boniface

Juli Gaworski, Victoria Carling and Paige Bensing

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PHOTOS | BROADWAY LIVE SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT Lexington Opera House | May 24 | lexingtoncenter.com | Photos by Woody Phillips

Bill Owen and Bridgette Collier The LEXington Theatre Company

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The Hillenmeyers have 176 year old company, but no shortage of new services! It seems everyone in Lexington knows the Hillenmeyer brand. After all, the company has been a part of our community for 176 years. A lot has changed since the business was founded in 1841. Back then, the Hillenmeyers grew and sold fruit trees. Today, Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services focuses on commercial and equine maintenance. Under Stephen’s leadership, the company has grown significantly in exterior maintenance services and has expanded to include customized lawn care and mosquito control. Stephen’s sons, Chase and Seth, will lead Hillenmeyers into the next generation of ownership. As the sixth generation takes over, Chase and Seth are focused on the family’s two franchises: Weed Man and Mosquito Authority. Locals probably recognize the franchised brands from the trucks, signs and uniformed employees they see around town. But did you know that these two companies are owned by the long-time Lexington family? The Weed Man franchise was a natural fit for the Hillenmeyer portfolio, providing fertilization and weed control to both residential and commercial clients. Recently, Chase and Seth have been particularly excited about Mosquito Authority, because it truly improves the quality of life for their customers. The Hillenmeyers have found the proven results of Mosquito Authority extremely gratifying. “It has been so

rewarding to have customers call and say how much this service has made a difference,” said Seth. “Think about all the nights you avoided the backyard because you were being eaten alive. This product gives families their yard back!” With vector born illnesses, like Zika and Lyme Disease, Mosquito Authority also provides a sense of safety for families. This summer, Mosquito Authority introduced a product that helps control fleas and ticks. “Due to our mild winter, we have already seen an increase in the amount of mosquitos, fleas and ticks,” explained Seth. The harmful effects of these insects can reach far beyond discomfort. In fact, they can carry serious diseases that are dangerous to people and pets. Most recently, Zika has been an international concern. While there have been a handful of Zika cases reported in Central Kentucky, Hillenmeyer advises none of those cases were locally transmitted. Still, better to be safe than sorry! “Zika is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, as it can cause major birth defects,” Seth explained. “We are offering a free first spray to all expectant women in Lexington.” This is just one of the many ways the Hillenmeyers give back. The company will also be donating the landscaping to the historic courthouse project downtown, which is currently under renovation. “This community has been so good to our family. We are thrilled to give back to the city,” said Seth.

For more information on Mosquito Authority’s free spray for expecting women: 859.414.6336

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The Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships A year ago, when Frances Tiafoe first stepped on the courts at Kentucky Bank Tennis Championship, only those Lexington fans who followed junior tennis had heard of him.

packages, or single-day increments. Tickets are $10 per day, and $50 for a week-long pass. The qualifying rounds are free of charge, which take place the weekend before the main draw begins.

But by the time the then 18-year-old jetted out of the city to play another Challenger Tour event in Granby, Canada, every fan knew his name and that they’d be hearing a lot more about him.

“I really enjoy playing Challengers because it’s a lot more intimate and more grassroots,” Tiafoe said “… And staying with local families -- and connecting with the kids and ball kids -- is something that doesn’t happen as easily on ATP tour level tournaments.”

Though he had lost in the finals to fellow American Ernesto Escobedo in a thrilling third-set tiebreaker, it was obvious Tiafoe, known affectionately to his friends as “Foe,” was on an upward trajectory. “Lexington was a launching pad for me,” said Tiafoe, who went on to win Granby, his first of four Challenger Tour titles, and who now sits at No. 63 in the world. “I lost the final [of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships] and a few finals before that, so I was tired of getting the runner-up trophy.” Some of the best young tennis players in the world will once again take center stage in Lexington this summer, as the United States Tennis Association’s Pro Circuit comes to town July 31 through Aug. 1 at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center on the University of Kentucky’s campus. The 2017 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championship is a $75,000 challenger for the men, and $60,000 for the women – ranking it as one of the most prestigious prizes along the road to the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow this summer. Tickets are available now online at the tournament’s official website, lexingtonchallenger.com – and can be purchased in week-long

“The hard part now is staying inside the top 100, but I’m pretty confident I can manage. I don’t pay attention to rankings that much. It’s all about improving and staying happy and healthy. Those are my main goals, as long as I’m competing my hardest the results will come. No doubt about that!” Tiafoe said. Ball persons are still needed for the tournament, as the championship is looking to the community to help out with some of the most important duties of putting on the tournament. There is a July 12 ball person clinic that can be attended at the Lexington Tennis Club from 6 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET. People interested in being a ball person can also email jj@ltctennis.com for more information on upcoming opportunities. On the women’s side, 2016 runner-up Arina Rodionova is ranked No. 165 in the WTA rankings and was crowned the 2016 doubles champion in Bendigo, Australia last winter. The championships get underway on July 31 at the Boone Tennis Center.

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The Corman Marketplace hosts Christmas in July Event Starting on December 26th the countdown begins once again for what many view as the most exciting day of the year - Christmas. People everywhere spend their days longing for the highly anticipated time of decorating with mistletoe, placing ornaments on the tree, and hanging their stockings on the chimney with care. And everyone knows that there is no better place in Lexington but The Corman Marketplace to start all of those Christmas traditions. But what if there was a way to make Christmas come a little early this year and it was possible to start those winter festivities in July? Thanks to The Corman Marketplace it is possible to begin celebrating this upcoming holiday season right now. The Corman Marketplace is a local retailer which specializes in providing you with Christmas spirit all year around. Years after their establishment in the 1960s, Corman and Associates decided to open a store founded on the fundamentals of immense enjoyment, thriving creativity, and a goal of tugging at the heartstrings of customers no matter their age. From these principles grew a 10,000-square foot showroom that brings a little piece of the North Pole to Lexington no matter the time of year. The showroom is filled with everything needed to make even the wildest Christmas dreams come true including sleighs, wooden deer, trains, and giant snowflakes courtesy of the Corman and Associates manufacturing division. The Corman Marketplace has

cultivated a style from creative thinking, marketplace trips, and various designers making it seem as though their products came straight from the North Pole. Their trees are the main spectacle which will transform any space into a Winter Wonderland. From lit to unlit, 3 to 14 feet, bare and lush to snow covered, The Corman Marketplace is a one-stop shop for the best faux Christmas trees on the market. There are fully decorated trees in store with ornaments and trimmings available for purchase directly off the trees. It is fair to think that there is no way this store could get any better, right? Well, think again because The Corman Marketplace is offering a Christmas in July sale with everyone’s favorite festive dÊcor at a discounted price. Beginning on Wednesday, July 5th throughout the entire month of July, all their renowned trees will be 20% off. But wait, it gets even better because for the week of July 10th through 14th, the entire store will also be marked 20% off. Yes, that’s right - the entire store! The Corman Marketplace is open on Monday through Friday between the store hours of 9am and 5pm. No need to trade popsicles for candy canes when it is easy to enjoy them both thanks to The Corman Marketplace Christmas in July sale. So, mark calendars and gather shopping lists because this is a sale no one should miss. For more information regarding the other sale days during the month of July, check out their website and their Facebook page for daily specials and events.

881 Floyd Drive | 859.233.0544 | CormanMarketplace.com

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JULY IS NOT ONLY BRINGING THE HEAT... it’s bringing the fun too! As the temperature continues to rise, our calendar of events are getting more and more sizzling. Feline lovers won’t want to pass up the Triple Crown Cat Fanciers CFA Allbreed Cat Show. Pedigree kitties from all around the globe will join and compete, while attendees will have the opportunity to adopt a fur baby of their own. Dancing With The Stars: Live! is chacha-chaing their way into the Bluegrass with multiple per ormances lle it some o t e hit ABC show’s best ball room professionals. Everyone’s favorite Harvard Law student Elle Woods is hitting the theater stage in a live musical production of “Legally Blonde”. Film Lovers will be able to take in a variety of classics while breathing in the sweet summer air. Fountain Films on Friday invites guests to Triangle Park for a night at the movies on their favorite blankets and portable chairs. If you’re in the spirit for a gala that gives, the Big Wish Gala gives attendees the chance to see just how amazing the Make A Wish Foundation truly is. Just because our days have turned to the humid and muggy side doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and have a great time!

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I Am Ali Festival The Muhammad Ali Center The “I Am Ali” Festival opened on the one-year anniversary of Ali’s passing, June 3rd. It highlights Ali’s ix ore rinciples on ence on iction e ication Respect, Giving, and Spirituality. Great programming and community events, tied to each one of these principles, will be a can’t-miss event in Louisville.

JULY 8

Allegro Dance Project 3pm & 7pm | The Lyric Theatre Allegro Dance Project is back with a thrilling new show sure to delight audiences of all ages as they bring the elements o air re an ater to t e ric stage is innovative performance event will feature contemporary ance an exciting ariet o ig fl ing aerial an circus arts and original live music. The event will also include a silent auction. Proceeds will support Allegro Dance Project’s Inclusive Dance Outreach program.

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Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Fountain Films on Fridays

7:30pm | The Lousiville Palace

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Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Keeneland is on er ul e ent ispla s o er o t e nest automobiles for car enthusiasts at Keeneland Race Course the third weekend of every July. For complete event information, visit keenelandconcours.com

JULY 13 Central Bank Thursday Night Live 4-8pm | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

Yacht Rock Revue 8pm | Manchester Music Hall

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Dusk | Triangle Park Bring a blanket or folding chair and enjoy classic movies, both old and new! Experience a charming evening beneath the fragrant Honey Locust trees in beautiful Triangle Park while snacking on yummy food. July’s lineup includes cult favorites Spaceballs, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Happy Gilmore.

JULY 14-16

BreyerFest Kentucky Horse Park This event brings together fans, vendors, and stars of Breyer model horses. Horses that have been portrayed as Breyer model horses will be present for demonstrations and photo opportunities. Don’t miss the Collector’s Edition Man o’ War!

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JULY 19

The Chew Dinner Series 6pm | Ballantrae Horse Farm Chew is a monthly farm-to-table series celebrating Lexington neighborhoods with chef driven dinners and brunches through a locally sourced, seasonal menu and local beer, wine, and spirit pairings. This year’s theme is The Elements with July’s menu focusing on water. Chef Mark Richardson of Dudley’s will be the chef for the evening preparing a delicious 3-course meal.

JULY 20-23

Legally Blonde: The Musical Lexington Opera House

JULY 20 Central Bank Thursday Night Live 4-8pm | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

JULY 21

Classic Movie Night 9pm | Waveland Historic Site

Bend and snap! If you loved the Reese Witherspoon classic lm Legally Blonde, you won’t want to miss the splashy, fun musical. Follow Elle Woods and her little dog Bruiser on a journey from sorority girl to Harvard Law student. This LEXington Theatre Company production will be co-directed by Lexington native Laura Bell Bundy, who played Elle on Broadway!

Summer nights and movies have always gone hand in hand. While drive-ins become fewer and fewer, local e ents li e t is elp eep t e tra ition o outsi e lm watching alive. This year, Waveland will be showing the beloved original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Bring your chairs, blankets and the kids for some family fun with a big screen classic on the front lawn. Food will be available for purchase.

JULY 20-23

Gallery Hop

Lexington Restaurant Week

5-8pm | Downtown

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t e luegrass strut t eir stu . xperience ama ing multi course menus to wow you (at a fraction of the typical tab), stellar chefs, and the latest Lexington fare. Basically, this is 10 days of downright decadency! If interested, make sure to book reservations in advance for participating establishments.

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1st Annual Summer Gala 6pm | Keeneland’s Keene Entertainment Center Enjoy an evening of great food, great fun, and the great company of animal lovers just like you! Woodford Humane Society’s First Annual Summer Gala has it all: sophisticated dining and drinks, beautiful Kentucky scenery, exciting live and silent auctions, big ticket ra es li e music an more. e e ent ill e el at the Entertainment Center nestled in the heart of beautiful Keeneland. Requested dress is cocktail attire.

Shepherd’s House Run for Recovery 8am | Keeneland

JULY 23 Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World 4pm | The Lyric Theatre

in participating and all proceeds are invested in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass’ mentoring programs. The event presents a tremendous opportunity to ma e a i erence in t e li e o a c il an elp im or her succeed in life.

JULY 27 OWL Golf Outing 10:30am | University Club of Kentucky

JULY 29 Makenna Foundation Talon Winery Summer Concert Series 5pm | Talon Winery

An Evening with Ben Sollee 6pm } Woodford Reserve Distillery

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Kentucky Bank Tennis Tournament

Golf Fore Kids’ Sake

Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex

7am | Keene Run Golf Course

Enjoy a $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s tournament and a $60,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s tournament right here in Lexington. Visit lexingtonchallenger.com for the complete tournament schedule, including Kids Night, Ladies Night and more fun events!

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Golf Fore Kids’ Sake is an opportunity for the Lexington community to enjoy a game of golf on the beautiful Keene Run Golf Course. The golf scramble is open to any and every one interested

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AUGUST 1 Graham Nash 7:30pm | Lexington Opera House

AUGUST 3 Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Lexington-Bluegrass Minority Business Expo

4-8pm | Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

7:30am | Lexington Convention Center

Everclear

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7pm | Manchester Music Hall

AUGUST 4

Big Wish Gala 6:30pm | Seelbach Hilton Louisville The BIG Wish Gala provides guests the opportunity to experience t e a e is mission rst an . e

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event includes a fabulous sit down dinner, a live and silent auction an a e surprises. uests also a e t e opportunity to meet inspiring children and families whose li es a e een ore er c ange a grante is . participating, your support will bring hope, strength and joy to local children battling life-threatening medical con itions.

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Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show 11am | Lexington Convention Center

Big 3: 3-on-3 Professional Basketball 2pm | Rupp Arena


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One of Lexington’s favorite summer traditions, Picnic with the Pops is an annual outdoor musical event held each August. Featuring a fun and light-hearted atmosphere with picnic dinners, a table decorating contest, and an idyllic Kentucky setting, this year’s event themes are Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday and The Music of Michael Jackson on Saturday.

Golf Fore the Hungry

AUGUST 19

Kicking Butt 5K 8am | Kentucky Horse Park The Kicking Butt 5k – Lexington is held every year to raise awareness and funds for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. The event consists of both a 5k and one-mile walk. Participants can enjoy the Healthy Village including

Keeneland This event combines great food, fun and golf on a gorgeous championship course, a live and silent auction and fun fellowship, all to support a great cause. The dinner and auction is on Sunday at the Signature Club with the golf scramble the following day at the University Club of Kentucky.

AUGUST 26 MoonTower Music Fest Masterson Station Park

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TOP SHOTS

Tim Tebow Media Address

Andy & Carol Barr at the Shriners Hospital Dedication

Jenna Day and Adam Handy at the Miss Kentucy Fashion Show

The Spotlight Awards

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Ralph Coldiron and Pearse Lyons at the Maserati Mingle

Purses, Pouts & Pearls

Dana Goldberg at the 10th Annual Fairness Awards


Tops In Lexington July 2017  

Who's Who, What's New & What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky

Tops In Lexington July 2017  

Who's Who, What's New & What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky